#AskDrEditor: How to hire an editor

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece outlines how to navigate the world of editing and find a great editor who can meet your needs: “How to hire an editor: Three steps to make sure you get the help you need.” Have a question you want me toContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to hire an editor”

#AskDrEditor: Using the active voice strategically

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece explains the active voice, when to use it, and its application alongside passive voice: “Using the active voice strategically: How and where to edit for active voice constructions in your academic writing.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me orContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: Using the active voice strategically”

#AskDrEditor: Literature reviews that work

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece outlines the components of an effective lit review, with a special emphasis on nuance and flow: “Literature reviews that work: Techniques for coherent, analytical lit reviews.” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @shortishard.

#AskDrEditor: How to write persuasively in promotion and tenure documents

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece provides tips for demonstrating the value of your work in writing, for promotion and tenure review: “How to write persuasively in promotion and tenure documents: Be sure your application shows the significance of your work while focusing on your most compelling accomplishments.”Continue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to write persuasively in promotion and tenure documents”

#AskDrEditor: Getting your book read when you’re a humanities scholar

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece outlines a four-step communications plan for authors of scholarly monographs in the humanities: “Getting your book read when you’re a humanities scholar – Part 2: Strategies to extend your monograph’s reach.” Have a question you want me to answer?Continue reading “#AskDrEditor: Getting your book read when you’re a humanities scholar”