A Writer's Toolkit for Occupational Therapy and Health Care Professionals: An Insider's Guide to Writing and Communicating
Edited by Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OT/L, and Christina A. Davis
Writing is an important skill for occupational therapy students during education and fieldwork and for occupational therapy professionals throughout a career. This book is designed to teach, inform, inspire, and, overall, empower you to become a writer and fulfill your writing ambitions, whether academic, professional, personal, or scholarly.
This book is designed in graduating steps, helping readers acquire more complex skills as they move through the sections. In “Part I. Gaining Confidence,” the authors introduce the internal dialogue of a writer and help you find your own voice. “Part II. Getting Started” reviews the foundational components of writing, from basic organizational strategies to revision techniques to tone and to style. Publishers explain how to successfully navigate the submission process, and an accomplished author discusses teamwork and copyright. In “Part III. Writing for Your Audience,” chapters cover dissertations, scholarly research articles, grant writing, documentation, clinical writing, and writing for income.
“Part IV. Writing and Communicating in the New Media” helps you create and deliver a presentation and conduct an online meeting, as well as know how to behave properly in a social world or virtual committee. “Part V. Sharing Your Writing Knowledge” helps you mentor others.
While reading a book on writing will not make you a great writer, it can give you some ideas about how to solve the problems that have blocked your path or thwarted your aspirations. With practice and the advice of this work’s “insiders,” you will learn how to share your ideas, get published in various media, and help others communicate.
Part I. Gaining Confidence
Chapter 1. So You Want to Write? Face the Challenge With Confidence, Costa
Chapter 2. Roles, Rituals, and Habits of a Writer, Cara
Chapter 3. Finding Your Voice and Giving It Away, Peloquin
Part II. Getting Started
Chapter 4. Refreshing, Renewing, and Remediating Your Writing: Back to the Basics, Whitney
Chapter 5. What Editors Wish You Knew, Hess & Foulke
Chapter 6. What You Should Know About Collaboration and Copyright, Gutman
Chapter 7. Why Style Is Important, Davis
Part III. Writing for Your Audience
Chapter 8. The Heart of the Struggle: Using Project Management to Overcome Obstacles to Writing and Dissertation, Miller
Chapter 9. Presenting Your Research Findings, Foster & Kalb
Chapter 10. Writing Systematic Reviews, Arbesman
Chapter 11. An Introduction to Grant Writing, Trujillo
Chapter 12. Writing About Unique Clinical Practice and Innovative Services, Schultz-Krohn
Chapter 13. Documenting Occupational Therapy Services, Smith
Chapter 14. Writing for Your Career and Payment, Davis
Part IV. Writing and Communicating in the New Media
Chapter 15. Presentations: Overcoming a Fear Worse Than Death, Whitney
Chapter 16. Conducting Virtual Meetings: A New Form of Writing, Braveman
Chapter 17. Netiquette: Communicating Effectively on the Internet, Babiss
Part V. Sharing Your Writing Knowledge
Chapter 18. Teaching Others to Write, Whitney
Chapter 19. Mentoring Others in Their Development as Writers, Jacobs & MacRae