The Write Rules

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Time to repent of these 10 basic writing sins.

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Reality Check: It's Not Your Data

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Academics struggle over what is THEIR data. Letting go of ownership is essential to sanity and productivity. Here's how.

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Bespoke Tailoring: Why You Want to Work with a Writer/Editor

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Hiring a medical editor is like having a bespoke tailor. No one cares what I’m wearing, but I want my work to step-out completely dressed for success.

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Why Can’t NIH Study Sections Operate More Like Journal Reviews?

Lisa Pastore, PhD

Why can’t NIH Study Sections have a consistent set of reviewers and consistent critique?

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Women: If You Want First Author Publications, Have a Female Boss

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

JAMA Study: Women get more credit in top tier journals when they are partnered with female mentors.

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So You Want to Be On An Editorial Board? Some Protips for That.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A mere month ago, I was a humble researcher with an amazingly cool lab. But this month, things are different. I’ve been named a Reviewing Editor at a society journal. And that’s sort of a big deal for academic folks. So let me dust off a bit of confetti from the ticker tape parade I forced the […]

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Three (Grant) Peeves in a Pod: Write Better

Cranky Reviewer

Contorted sentence structure and dense text torture reviewers.

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Success Working Away From the Office

Dr Liz, PhD

Try working away from your usual desk to improve your concentration, and reduce the interruptions. Work in sweats! Take breaks whenever!

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Exciting AND Consistent? Verbs and Nouns in Scientific Writing

Rebecca Helton, MA

Pop quiz: Which of these sentences is more interesting? 1. We did the experiment, and it was a vivid example of the power of broccoli to make kids gag. 2. We performed the experiment, which vividly demonstrated the power of broccoli to make kids gag. You chose the second one, right?  (Please make my former English […]

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Research Manuscripts Should Tell Really Good Stories

Aimee Edgeworth

Does your research paper have a climax? Improve scientific writing with these storytelling techniques from Dr. Rafael E. Luna.

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