#AskDrEditor: How to review a book you don’t like without destroying your professional relationships

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece discusses how to review your acquaintances’ books in a critical, honest, yet diplomatic way: “How to review a book you don’t like without destroying your professional relationships” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @shortishard.

#AskDrEditor: How to write an effective title for your next journal article

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece discusses what makes a compelling title, from the perspective of both the research literature and human readers: “How to write an effective title for your next journal article” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @shortishard.

#AskDrEditor: The NIH R01 for Canadians: Advice for first-time applicants to the U.S. health funding giant

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece provides three must-read tips for Canadian researchers applying to the NIH R01 for the first time: “The NIH R01 for Canadians: Advice for first-time applicants to the U.S. health funding giant.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask meContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: The NIH R01 for Canadians: Advice for first-time applicants to the U.S. health funding giant”

#AskDrEditor: Writing well is hard: How to write like the best writers in your discipline

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece shares Writing well is hard, a free tool that delivers statistics on your writing and your favourite academic author’s, and helps you to emulate writing styles that you admire: “Writing well is hard: How to write like the best writers in yourContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: Writing well is hard: How to write like the best writers in your discipline”

#AskDrEditor: How to structure your diversity statement for your academic job search

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece outlines a three-part structure of effective diversity statements to help you write your own: “How to structure your diversity statement for your academic job search: Be sure to define your terms, detail your experience and outline your future plans.” Have a questionContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to structure your diversity statement for your academic job search”