First You Write a Sentence (Moran, 2018)

What is a sentence, anyway?  In First You Write a Sentence (Penguin, 2018), Joe Moran skirts some possible definitions. Writing a sentence is like birdwatching (page 7), cooking (page 10), or tying your shoelaces (page 17). A sentence is “a small, sealed vessel for holding meaning. It delivers some news—an assertion, command or question—about theContinue reading “First You Write a Sentence (Moran, 2018)”

Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics (Jensen, 2017)

Tucked within the solid writing advice of Joli Jensen’s Write No Matter What (Chicago, 2017) are the quiet brewings of a manifesto. Jensen won’t say you need more self-confidence, or more free time, or a more positive outlook on life, in order to write productively. While her book offers the standard, tried and true, adviceContinue reading “Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics (Jensen, 2017)”

#AskDrEditor: Moving your research results into practice through policy briefs

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece I advise on how to disseminate research through writing clear, accessible, and conscientious policy briefs: “Moving your research results into practice through policy briefs.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @shortishard.

#AskDrEditor: Diversity in citation practices: auditing your list of references contributes to better science

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece offers three suggestions to citing ethically and diversifying your citation practices: “Diversity in citation practices: auditing your list of references contributes to better science.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @shortishard.

Getting Into In-House Research Grants Editing

Did you enjoy this webinar? If so, you may also enjoy my 12-part course, “Editing Academic Research Grants in Canada.” In the order in which they are mentioned, here are the references & resources for this webinar: My column for University Affairs, “Ask Dr. Editor,” has lots of advice on writing effective grant applications. IContinue reading “Getting Into In-House Research Grants Editing”