#AskDrEditor: Proposing and Structuring Conference Papers

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. The sixth Ask Dr. Editor column focuses on strategies to surprise and excite your audience during conference presentations: “Proposing and Structuring Conference Papers.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @lertitia.

#AskDrEditor: How to craft an organizational structure for your research article

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. The fifth Ask Dr. Editor column investigates how visualization strategies can help you to determine the shape that best fits your argument: “How to craft an organizational structure for your research article.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me orContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to craft an organizational structure for your research article”

#AskDrEditor: How to write a statement of teaching philosophy that shines

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. The fourth Ask Dr. Editor question comes from a sociologist who wants to learn some strategies she can draw on when drafting her statement of teaching philosophy. Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter atContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to write a statement of teaching philosophy that shines”

#AskDrEditor: Strategic Paragraph Structuring

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. The third Ask Dr. Editor question comes from a literature scholar who wants to ensure their voice isn’t overpowered by the quotations they include in their manuscript. Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter atContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: Strategic Paragraph Structuring”

Making paragraphs flow

We all know that good paragraphs cohere around a single topic and are book-ended by strong, analytical take-away sentences. But how can a disjointed, staccato-sounding paragraph be made to have flow? Flow is an elusive quality — it’s the sense that sentences move logically and seamlessly without repetition or heavy-handed transitioning. Sometimes this flow comesContinue reading “Making paragraphs flow”