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Category Archives: editing
You can pick up helpful ideas from the most unlikely places. Like cooking shows. Yes I watch cooking shows, it’s one of my guilty pleasures. I’m sure I’m not the only one, given their popularity. Sometimes they offer more than … Continue reading
This post is co-written and simultaneously published with Helen Kara to coincide with the launch of the Insider Guides to Success in Academia book series. Helen: It’s interesting to reflect on how we do this co-editing thing. We’ve been working together on this series … Continue reading
… the year of the book series. So I thought a little end of year discussion about book series might be in order. Book series require a very particular kind of editorial work. Editors have to have a good analysis … Continue reading
Maybe you have decided that the text you are writing doesn’t work. Or perhaps you have had feedback saying that you need to make some substantial changes to something that you thought was OK. Oh oh. It’s revision time. Revision … Continue reading
We all know what bloat is. If something is bloated it is swollen, puffed up, flabby, distended, enlarged. Right now, we probably associate bloat with eating too much over the festive season. But bloat also happens in academic writing. A … Continue reading
Your book/special issue proposal is accepted. A brief party. YAY. Now to get the manuscript together. Now for the Really Hard Work. Questions about who does what, when and how, escalates as the actual book or journal issue is being … Continue reading
I’ve had a look. it’s true. There is actually very little written about co-editing. So it’s not surprising that I’ve been asked to write something about it. Here goes. It might be helpful to begin with a few important basics … Continue reading
Barbara and I are now on final descent with our new writing book, Detox your writing. We’ll have it to the publisher sometime next week. Yippee. Our process of final revision and proof-reading has been in several stages. About three … Continue reading