Getting into In-House Grants Editing in Canada: Getting Hired, Managing the Demands, and Reaping the Rewards

People who edit academic research grants are superheroes. They may be less visible than Black Panther or Spiderman, as grants editors work behind-the-scenes—but for a tired, stressed-out researcher, the support of a skilled grants editor can feel life-saving. Who wouldn’t want to be scooped up and carried during a time of need? Research grants areContinue reading “Getting into In-House Grants Editing in Canada: Getting Hired, Managing the Demands, and Reaping the Rewards”

What is Writing Well is Hard?

writingwellishard.com is a free digital tool that helps academic writers to identify the patterns in their own writing, and to compare their work to a sample of their choice. I made writingwellishard.com because I’m not persuaded there’s only one way to write well, and I don’t like that the norms of “good” writing are tooContinue reading “What is Writing Well is Hard?”

#AskDrEditor: Zombie-proof your writing: Tips for making the conceptual concrete

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece discusses how alternating between abstract language and concrete details can help you explain complex concepts: “Zombie-proof your writing: Tips for making the conceptual concrete.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @shortishard.

How (and why) I developed a digital tool for my freelance clients—and then gave it away for free

My blog post, published on The Editors’ Weekly, discusses how I developed writingwellishard.com for academic writers, and how launching it for free benefited my business. Read: “How (and why) I developed a digital tool for my freelance clients—and then gave it away for free.“

#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.