One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Comprise vs. Compose

Rebecca Helton, MA

“Comprised of” should never exist in formal writing.

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One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Don't Dangle Your Modifiers Off a Cliff

Rebecca Helton, MA

A "dangling modifier" has nothing in the sentence to modify, or appears to modify something the author doesn't intend it to.

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Reviewers & Editors Share the Secret Sauce

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Publishing Your Medical Research has a secret sauce - data from reviewers and editors.

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One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Energize Your Words with Active Voice

Rebecca Helton, MA

Sentence after sentence in passive voice is wordy, invites errors such as dangling modifiers, and grates on readers' nerves.

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Paper-Writing Checklists To Prevent Headaches Down the Road

Rebecca Helton, MA

Avoid authorship headaches and streamline the path from data to paper with these checklists.

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Optimizing Colors for Projected Presentations

Sephirus Communications

Solutions to common problems when colors vary between your monitor and the projector.

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Think of It as the Next Big Adventure

Ross Cloney, PhD

Five years ago I joined Nature Communications from my postdoc to begin my new life as an editor.

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Get Your PMCIDs PDQ

Rebecca Helton, MA

One item easy to do from isolation is making sure your publications comply with the NIH Public Access Policy and receive PMCIDs.

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Will They Stay or Will They Go?: Figures in NIH Grant Abstracts

Ashley Hood, PhD

The February 2020 grant submission cycle threw everyone for a loop.

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How a Jail-house Letter and Goat Research Can Get Your Grant Funded

Eric Sentell, PhD

So-called “audience-based rhetoric” persuades much more effectively than just stating the reasons your grant is the best idea ever.

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