Citing sources in scholarly articles can be confusing the first time around, especially if there is little to no training involved. However, with some practice it can become second nature. These next four weeks I am doing a post series as a very basic guide to academic citation using a style guide. In this first… Continue reading Academic Citations for Beginners, Part One: Understanding Style Guides
I’ve just come back from the 2017 NEMLA conference in Baltimore, and let me just tell you, it’s been a whirlwind. As an introvert, just being around or talking to that many people at once can get overstimulating real fast. There were times when I just wanted to hole up in my hotel room for… Continue reading An Introvert’s Guide to Making the Most of Conferences
This week I am guest posting on "The Research Whisperer" on how academic writers can incorporate non-traditional sources in their writing practice. It's been a lot of fun collaborating with these folks, be sure to check it out here.
Stuck on revisions? Overthinking your draft? These books will help you get out of that rewriting slump that happens every to even the most experienced writers. Likewise, if you’re new to the craft and need some expert guidance apart from majoring in creative writing, these books are for you. Each of these has something to… Continue reading Three Books That Will Take Your Writing to the Next Level
Being your own boss is tough sometimes. When I first launched my editorial business, I had to struggle with keeping a regular schedule and set goals for every week. I didn’t have a supervisor who could tell me what I needed to do every Monday morning, because that person was, well, me. I had to… Continue reading Why You Need an Accountabili-buddy
After spending some time on writing forums, I’ve notice there are a lot of writers who lament the changes their editors have made, claiming that their original voice has been squandered in the editing process. Similarly, I’ve heard editors complain about the “brain dump” that some writers produce, expecting their editors to be mind readers… Continue reading No, Your Editor Doesn’t Hate You: An Editor’s Perspective on Writing
There are some academic and humanities editors who refuse to edit philosophy texts because they are frustrating to the untrained reader. I can definitely understand where they are coming from, even though I have a Master’s in the field. Philosophical texts can be dense, unintelligible, and difficult to translate. It’s no wonder that philosophy is… Continue reading So You Want to Edit Philosophy