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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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3 ways to cut the clutter from your writing

Drafts of your manuscripts are bound to have clutter that obscures what you want to get across. That's perfectly normal. But what exactly is "clutter" and how can you get ...
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Plain language for academic & professional writing

Have you heard of the movement to promote "plain language"? Plain language is a beautiful goal and its concepts 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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part 1 of how to earn credibility through your writing

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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TIPS for multi-language authors on English academic writing

Different languages and cultures have different approaches to academic writing. If you haven't been trained in English academic writing style, keep some of these tips in mind ...
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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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BOOK: Great punctuation guide, part 2 of 2

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 ...
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BOOK: Great punctuation guide, part 1 of 2

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 ...
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Questions to ask yourself to help organize your writing

We may each approach writing in our unique ways, but no matter what, some logical thinking needs to be behind the final product ...
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