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Home : Media
9 April 2014
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
From academic to clinical, STTI book offers insider writing and
publishing tips
Second edition of how-to writing guide provides expanded insight from
nurse author and editor
INDIANAPOLIS — While nurses are accountable for the care and well-being of their patients, their responsibilities don’t end there, says award-winning author Cynthia Saver, MS, RN.
Saver identifies writing as another one of nurses’ core responsibilities, although insecurity keeps
many nurses from sharing their knowledge through writing.
In Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Second Edition, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Saver works to break down these psychological barriers and empower nurses with the tools necessary for effective writing.
Equipped with more than 25 years of publishing experience and having spent more than three decades in the nursing field, Saver combines her insight with the expertise of an array of contributors in the publishing field to reveal what publishers look for when selecting manuscripts for print. The resulting text is designed to aid everyone from the nursing student to the established nurse drafting his or her first book.
Instead of adhering to the rigid style of traditional textbooks, Saver presents a lively, easy-to-understand guidebook that covers topics ranging from dissertation, clinical, and peer-review writing to tips for properly documenting sources, how to effectively utilize illustrations, and advice for marketing your finished work.
The fully revised second edition includes an expanded exploration of topics such as:
• How to transform a school assignment or presentation into a published article.
• How to write a quality or evidence-based project report — a task that nurses are increasingly being asked to complete.
• The growing popularity of Web-based articles and how to write effectively for this platform. 
• Additional forms of writing, including letters to the editor, newsletters, books reviews, and editorials.
“Our goal is to show you that although it takes some work to write effectively, it is within every nurse’s reach to do so — and you can even have some fun while doing it,” Saver said.
Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Second Edition
By Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
ISBN-13: 9781938835421. Published by STTI, March 2014
Price: US $44.95. Soft cover, 480 pages. Trim size: 7⅜ x 9 ⅛
Available at
About the author:
Cynthia Saver, MS, RN, is an award-winning author with more than three decades of experience in nursing and 25 years of publishing experience as a writer, editor, and editorial executive. Before leaving to found her own company, CLS Development, Inc., Saver was executive vice president of editorial for Nursing Spectrum/Gannett, Inc. She has written for and edited many nursing publications including Nursing Management, Nursing Spectrum, American Nurse Today, AORN Journal, Nurse Week, OR Manager, Journal of Nursing Regulation, and the American Journal of Nursing. She is president of CLS Development, Inc.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at
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