As half of my brain runs a mental checklist of all the things I need to do in preparation for Thanksgiving this Thursday, the other half is left to produce intelligent medical writing about neurology - an area of medical science of which I’m not very familiar - for a series of professional website designs. The irony here is that for my first page, I’m learning about the brain’s ability to process information and how different diseases and disorders affect this process all while one area of my brain acts like a register, collecting and organizing my checklist.
My only real exposure to learning about the brain was in grade school (and maybe a college core class), so I’m finding myself having to rely on my limited memory. The basic information is in my brain, but now I must recall it and dust it off as this information is not something that I routinely work with or have progressed over time through continued studies. I’m excited to learn more about neurology - specifically the brain - and what advancements and new data are available in the field. By building on what I already know and learning more information, I’ll be able to write cogent copy that speaks to physicians and patients, and that can be used not just for websites, but for brochure designs and a host of other marketing and advertising materials, all while noting prep work for Thursday…sweep the leaves from the front porch, defrost the turkey for brining, iron the table linens, and so on.
Entry by: laura