#AskDrEditor: How to write clear objectives for your research grant proposal

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece covers four essential characeristics of clear and effective research objectives for grant proposals: “How to write clear objectives for your research grant proposal: They are the bricks that you’re laying on the path towards your goal.” Have a question you want meContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to write clear objectives for your research grant proposal”

#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.

#AskDrEditor: How to write an effective title for your next journal article

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece discusses what makes a compelling title, from the perspective of both the research literature and human readers: “How to write an effective title for your next journal article” Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @shortishard.

#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”