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Other resources for writers

There are a lot of great resources out there to help you write better, including books, online courses, web articles, podcasts, and others. I share some of the ones that I’ve found useful.

BOOK: The Elements of International English Style, by Edmond H. Weiss

Ever wonder how to write English suited for international readers? Edward Weiss's Elements of International English Style is a comprehensive and thoughtful guide that gives concrete strategies while being sensitive ...
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RESOURCES: Public style guides

Here are links to some major public style guides, such as for the governments of Australia, EU, and the US, and the United Nations, as well as a smattering of ...
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RESOURCE: “How to write a research paper – A to Z of academic writing”

Academic editing giant Enago provides a great online guide/overview of all the basics you need to know about academic writing. Enago Academy is an extensive online resource for academic writers ...
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RESOURCES: Plain language

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 ...
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Cover of book: The non-designer's design book by Robin Williams

BOOK: The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams

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 ...
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COURSE: “Writing in the Sciences” online course

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! ...
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RESOURCE: How to use an editor to help avoid journal rejection

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? ...
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Dreyer's English - an entertaining list of things to help you write better

BOOK: Dreyer’s English: A delightful batch of tips to help you write better

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 ...
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RESOURCE: TIPS for writing better journal articles: Focus

Wiley's infographic on 5 tips for writing better science papers is based on the work of Richard Threlfall (read full guide on ChemistryViews). There's a handy infographic on Wiley that ...
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