This Week in Writing: 5 stories for your inner linguist

So much happens in a week’s time, it’s easy to find yourself at a loss for words. Luckily, at least one story dives into a discussion on language. That, and more.

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Here they are: five great stories about writing from the last week.

A medical ghostwriter’s personal view: Linda Logdberg quit her 11-year medical ghostwriting career over ethical concerns about her work for pharmaceutical companies. In this candid piece in PLOS Medicine, an open-access medical journal, she details why she entered the profession and what led her to quit. She also pulls back the curtain on a widespread practice she describes as “advertising masquerading as unbiased health information.”

The prose (polished and painful) of the Supreme Court: In The New Yorker‘s blog The Book Bench, Macy Halford writes on the writing quality and prolificacy of the U.S. Supreme Court justices. She focuses part of her piece on an article in The New Republic that argues that Justice Elena Kagan’s written opinions, in particular, “break with the traditional tone and style of the Supreme Court by having some.” Both pieces are worth a read.

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