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Why do some academics still sniff at the idea of using a professional editor?

September 25, 2014

Some in academia believe that without rigorous standards the integrity of their rarified product is at risk.  I argue that this is not only untrue, but harmful to the productivity of many academic writers. I’m not the first one to raise these questions, but I have a few pretty good arguments that I hope will …

Participating in Academic Writing Month? Six Cool Tools for Planning and Drafting Your Writing

November 2, 2013

Did you know that November is National Academic Writing Month? Based on the same concept that has led novelists all over the world to write 1667 words a day for the month of November, Academic Writing month focuses on helping writers meet daily word count or time-based goals. Don’t want to write 1000+ words a …

You, a Creative Writer? 4 Techniques To Help ANY Academic Get Published

October 3, 2013

Did you know that you were a creative writer? As an academic, you may be saying, “Nooooooo, I do research!” And you certainly do. You research, you write, you revise, and you publish, and all of those things require creativity. Somehow along the way, we’ve made a false dichotomy. We’ve made a distinction between creative …