#AskDrEditor: How to articulate your training plan in funding applications

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece lists four critical elements to include in your training plan for SSHRC and NSERC grant applications: “How to articulate your training plan in funding applications: A four-part outline for developing a SSHRC or NSERC module on training highly qualified personnel.” HaveContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: How to articulate your training plan in funding applications”

#AskDrEditor: Your grant budget is a mess!

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor piece explains three problems that can contribute to a problematic, messy budget in a grant application: “Your grant budget is a mess! How to demonstrate feasibility in your proposal’s budget and justifying some of those out of the norm expenses.”Continue reading “#AskDrEditor: Your grant budget is a mess!”

#AskDrEditor: Jargon can make for good academic writing

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor details three types of good and not-so-good jargon, and provides a tool for identifying when to edit–and when not to edit–the jargon in your work: “Jargon can make for good academic writing: The use of jargon can be effective inContinue reading “#AskDrEditor: Jargon can make for good academic writing”

#AskDrEditor: Three ways to use colour effectively in grant applications

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor provides three strategies for choosing clear, legible colours in your next grant app: “Three ways to use colour effectively in grant applications: Ineffective colour can make an otherwise compelling image incomprehensible.” Have a question you want me to answer?Continue reading “#AskDrEditor: Three ways to use colour effectively in grant applications”

#AskDrEditor: Your Reader is a Little Bit Drunk

My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. The second Ask Dr. Editor question comes from a faculty member who isn’t sure how to advise her trainees as they write their job application materials. Have a question you want me to answer? Contact me or ask me on Twitter at @lertitia.