Using plain language means writing in a way that your intended audiences can immediately find, understand, and use your messages and information. It’s not about “dumbing down” your message but …
Even if you’re not a designer, you can make your documents more attractive. In her brilliant book, Robin Williams explains the four basic design principles we need to use.
If you’re looking for a great (and free) course on academic writing, especially in the sciences, Stanford University’s “Writing in the Sciences” on Coursera is an excellent choice!
Here’s a useful infographic by Editage Insights which summarizes their article on “Most common reasons for journal rejection.” How can an editor help you avoid these problem issues?
Have you read Dreyer’s English yet? What is it about, is it any good? Here are things that I thought it was great for.
There’s a handy infographic on Wiley that summarizes five tips for writing better science papers (and they should know what they’re talking about!).
Want to write better? No matter if you’re an editing professional or not, Grammarly is a must-have tool to check your writing!
I’ve never read punctuation books before for pleasure, but The best punctuation book, period. by June Casagrande is an impressively concise and useful book for anyone who has to write/edit in different styles.
So not only am I enjoying reading Grammar Girl, but, much to my surprise, here I am curled up on the couch with two books on punctuation. Here’s my review (i.e., endorsement!) of Grammar Girl’s Punctuation 911.
Back in my high school days, my roommate and I used to joke that she was in charge of grammar and me, spelling. Between the two of us, we could write correct English.