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Tips to write better

Here, you can find articles about practical ways to improve your scholarly or professional writing. These are especially relevant if you’re writing for an international audience or you are a multi-language author—but useful for anyone, I hope 🙂

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Writing clear English for diverse audiences

We're advised to tailor our writing to our audiences. But what if our intended audience is very diverse? What can we do to write as clearly as possible? In today's ...
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Different documents need different structures

To write effectively, you need to pick the right structure that matches the purpose of your document. Not all documents should be structured the same. What do I mean by ...
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PODCAST: How to write effectively & inclusively, on Tandem Nomads

Yikes, I was interviewed on the Tandem Nomads podcast! Like, right here --> Tandem Nomads! Tandem Nomads was founded and is run by Amel Derragui, a business and marketing coach ...
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Key to clearer writing: Know what you want to say

If you want to write clearly, you must know what you want to say. This may seem obvious but it's surprising how many writers forget this point. As the writer, ...
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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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Key to clearer writing: Be consistent

Some things about writing better are hard, but others are quite simple—like being consistent ...
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Key to clearer writing: Know the big picture before you start

Understanding the big picture—before you start writing—will help you write better. When you know who and what the document is for, you can put the right pieces in the right ...
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3 tips to write succinctly

Academic writers are often told to "write succinctly"...but what makes your writing succinct? Use short, concise words, and short sentences ...
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3 ways to cut the clutter from your writing

Drafts of your manuscripts are bound to have clutter. That's perfectly normal. But what exactly is "clutter" and how can you get rid of it? Find the verb, cut repetition ...
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Plain language for academic & professional writing

Have you heard of "plain language"? It's language that your audience can understand clearly. The principles of plain language are useful for all writers, including academics. Get started with these ...
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How to earn credibility through your writing, part 2 of 2

How can you help make sure that people will believe what you are saying? What makes your writing credible? This is the second of a two-part series on how to ...
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How to earn credibility through your writing, part 1 of 2

Writing is one way to share your hard work with others. But how can you help make sure that people will believe what you are saying? What makes your writing ...
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