The Write Rules

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Time to repent of these 10 basic writing sins.

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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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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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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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Significance - NIH style

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Make sure your significance section is significant

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Writing Science in Plain English: Clarity Rules

Rebecca Helton, MA

If you only read one book on science writing, make it this one.

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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 …

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Write Like a Boss: Five Minutes to Better Science Writing

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

If your writing is starting to look a little frayed around the edges and lacking that enthusiastic zing you had when you first got to the keyboard, its time for …

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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 …

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Creed: Taking a Beating

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Getting out of the ring too early is the most common cause of death of scientific ideas. Fight on.

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