#AskDrEditor: Break bad rules: How to change language norms in your academic field, individually and systemically

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece gives three tips for challenging common problematic terminology and making a difference in your discipline: “Break bad rules: How to change language norms in your academic field, individually and systemically.“ Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me onContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: Break bad rules: How to change language norms in your academic field, individually and systemically”

#AskDrEditor: Making ambitious research look feasible

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece discusses how to tackle ambitious research goals in grant applications and successfully gain funding without scaling back your project:  “Making ambitious research look feasible: How to create global coherence and internal alignment in your research grant applications.” Have a question youContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: Making ambitious research look feasible”

#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.