Government science and engineering profession: writing guide

Communications advice for government scientists and engineers.


Getting heard: a writing guide for scientists and engineers in government

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This writing guide is designed to help scientists and engineers working across government to improve their communication skills. It sets out best practice that will be valuable in a practical setting to help maximise the impact of science messages to the public.

Published 19 October 2009