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Making time for academic writing

In Coaching by Malini Devadas

Sorry to be blunt, but there’s no getting around it — writing, especially academic writing, takes time. I say this as the classic procrastinator type, who likes to see just …

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How to find the right editor

In Editing by Malini Devadas

So, you need an editor for your document. What is the best way of finding someone suitable? Well, of course, since you’re on my website reading this, you can simply …

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Writing vs editing

In Editing by Malini Devadas

The advent of the word processor means that we can ‘fiddle with the text’ (technical term!) as much as we like while drafting. That’s all well and good, but not …

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How to brief an editor

In Editing by Malini Devadas

You’ve decided you’d like to work with an editor. What now? Well, the best way to ensure that your potential editor knows what you want is to send them a …

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Getting the title right

In Coaching by Malini Devadas

Recently I had a meeting that highlighted the joys of working as an academic writing coach. I had previously suggested that John* create an outline of his journal article. He …