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How to shorten your sentences

In Writing by Malini Devadas

Overly long sentences are a common problem in academic writing. I say ‘overly long’, rather than just ‘long’, because we need a variety of sentence lengths in our writing, just …

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It’s OK to seek writing support

In Writing by Malini Devadas

Somehow an idea has taken hold that if English if your first (or only) language then you shouldn’t need help with your academic writing. I’m not sure why people believe …

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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 …