Who cares about those who do the caring?

Malini DevadasCoaching

This week I was a panellist for an alumni event at my old university, talking about women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), and I was also interviewed on the radio the day before the event, on the same topic. In the lead-up to these conversations, I spent a bit of time thinking about my work with scientists and … Read More

Making time for academic writing

Malini DevadasCoaching

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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 how late I can leave something before the panic sets in, and then prove how fast I can churn out some words. This is not an advisable strategy if you … Read More

Getting the title right

Malini DevadasCoaching

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 had done this and, on the surface, the dot-point plan looked good. However, when I looked at the title I realised that it didn’t actually SAY anything — rather it … Read More