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Ten Tips for Managing Multi-Author Teams
In business and the professions, most publications are produced by a team of people. Most take far too long to complete, not because of the number of people involved, but because too often the team members do not take the time at the start to agree on their process. Here are 10 simple guidelines to help multi-author teams reduce stress, avoid conflict and produce a quality publication on time.
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The 5-minute guide to the 7 most useful software tools for copyediting your work
Most professionals who must write would rather drill their own teeth than copy edit their own work. Here are seven mostly free or inexpensive state-of-the-art software tools professional copy editors use to eradicate errors and polish up your text with next to no effort. Now you can use them too.
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Reviews help consumers decide where to spend their money on hotels, air lines, restaurants, movie theaters and online shopping sites. In the workplace, you may be called on to review a report, grant proposal, book chapter, policy brief or someone’s job performance. Here is a brief look at writing reviews.Reviews help consumers decide where to spend their money on hotels, air lines, restaurants, movie theaters and online shopping sites. In the workplace, you may be called on to review a report, grant proposal, book chapter, policy brief or someone’s job performance. If you are writing a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation, you must come to grips with the dreaded literature review. Here is a brief look at writing reviews.
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The Three-move Pattern for Introductions
This is the most common structure found in introductions across disciplines. It can be applied to research articles, theses, dissertations, reports and many other document types.
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Quick Note on Mind Mapping Tools
There are scores of mind mapping tools and resources on the Internet. How do I know which one is best for me? Read our recommendation for STEM professionals.
Six easy online tools for finding just the right word
Don’t get stuck [caught up, tied up, held up, jammed up, baffled, bewildered] in the middle of a sentence because you can’t think of ‘that word’ you know you want but just can’t recall.
10 Practical Strategies for More Effective Report Writing
Writing reports can be a real chore. Here is what you can do to make it easier and save time.
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Improving Flow: 5 trade secrets
Whenever I see a quote like this, my first response is always, “Great. Now tell me how.” So I have. Download my free ebooklet Imroving Flow: 5 trade secrets and see how easy it is to write so readers are less likely to misunderstand your message.
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Why Very Smart People Hate Writing
Most professionals would rather drill their own teeth than sit down and write up their research or a proposal, progress report, manual or even reply to an email. In this article, I explore some of the possible reasons and offer a solution.
the Simplified integrated Modular Prose (SIMP) writing system
If you have ever been baffled and annoyed by jargon, now you can fight back! Effortlessly generate hundreds of meaningless but really impressive sentences with this kit.
A simple guide to preparing your course materials for online delivery
Don’t make the same mistake I did starting out. Focus on your content before you start looking at delivery technology.
Are business writing courses worth paying for?
My short answer-no. Find out why I think not and what to look for to get the best ROI on your training dollar.
Beyond Grammar: Writing as thinking made visible
Change the way you think about writing. Change the way you write. Download the course map and syllabus.
My 3 big mistakes starting out with online learning
How I built a 15-week online course in two weeks using off-the-shelf software
Student Self-Assessment Profile