Mission, Vision & Values

Writing Short is Hard Consulting Company provides writing and editing support to academics and artists, with a focus on journal articles, grant applications, and tenure and promotion dossiers. We also sell resources and training to academics, artists, editors, consultants, and other independent professionals.

At Writing Short is Hard, our vision is for a university system and civil society in which high-quality creative and research work is valued, accessible, broadly shared, and appropriately measured and compensated. We recognize that high-quality creative and research work has not traditionally been understood as rigorous or prestigious, and we reject the conventional metrics as well as the unwritten rules that work against diversity and inclusivity in both academia and arts systems.

In support of this vision, our mission is three-fold:

  1. to provide high-quality services and products that support academics and artists in getting their work recognized, understood, funded, and published;
  2. to support, develop, and share tools, resources, and information that enhance accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusivity in both academia and the arts; and,
  3. to provide high-quality training and products that enable editors, consultants, and other independent professionals to provide services in support of academics and artists.

Our values are openness, co-operation, collaboration, and environmental resilience.

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