Advice

#AskDrEditor: How to show your project’s worth in social science and humanities research proposals

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece explores the difficulties of writing social science and humanities research proposals, breaking down research “significance” into four facets: “How to show your project’s worth in social science and humanities research proposals: There are several different ways to define the “significance” ofContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to show your project’s worth in social science and humanities research proposals”

#AskDrEditor: Using the active voice strategically

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece explains the active voice, when to use it, and its application alongside passive voice: “Using the active voice strategically: How and where to edit for active voice constructions in your academic writing.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me orContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: Using the active voice strategically”

#AskDrEditor: Literature reviews that work

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece outlines the components of an effective lit review, with a special emphasis on nuance and flow: “Literature reviews that work: Techniques for coherent, analytical lit reviews.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @shortishard.

#AskDrEditor: How to write persuasively in promotion and tenure documents

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece provides tips for demonstrating the value of your work in writing, for promotion and tenure review: “How to write persuasively in promotion and tenure documents: Be sure your application shows the significance of your work while focusing on your most compelling accomplishments.”Continue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to write persuasively in promotion and tenure documents”

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