Advice – Short Tips

#AskDrEditor: How compelling op-eds work

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece discusses how to write interesting and effective op-eds that go far beyond simply being informative: “How compelling op-eds work: Five keys for persuasive public writing.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @shortishard.

#AskDrEditor: Three tips for crafting a great teaching philosophy statement

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece provides a three-part test for writing a focused, insightful, and compelling teaching statement: “Three tips for crafting a great teaching philosophy statement: Teaching statements are living documents –they change and grow alongside your instructional practice.” Have a question you want meContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: Three tips for crafting a great teaching philosophy statement”

#AskDrEditor: How to write a compelling letter of reference

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece outlines three tips for writing accurate, interesting, and equitable reference letters: “How to write a compelling letter of reference: To recognize and remove biased language from your own letters of recommendation, you’ll need to locate and remove the inappropriate use ofContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to write a compelling letter of reference”

#AskDrEditor: How to impress an acquisitions editor

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece offers three tips for writing a book proposal that is credible, grounded, and persuasive: “How to impress an acquisitions editor: Tips to help you develop a compelling book proposal for a university press.” Have a question you want me to answer? ContactContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to impress an acquisitions editor”

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