#AskDrEditor: The Politics of Pronouns

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My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor column describes the political significance of the non-specific pronouns “he,” “she,” and “they”: “The politics of pronouns: The singular “they” and your power to choose as an academic writer.”

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#AskDrEditor: How, when and why to use readability formulas to improve your academic writing

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My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor column describes how readability formulas work, and the few academic contexts in which readability formulas are helpful and appropriate: “How, when and why to use readability formulas to improve your academic writing There are many tools that measure readability scores, but few contexts in which they’re useful for academic.”

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#AskDrEditor: Integrating non-English words into academic writing

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My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. This Ask Dr. Editor column goes against my usual advice to keep it simple in favour of politicizing your text and risking making some of your readers a little uncomfortable: “Integrating non-English words into academic writing: The political and persuasive significance of being intentionally hard to understand.”

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#AskDrEditor: How to publish compelling, collaboratively written journal articles

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My editing advice column, Ask Dr. Editor, is now available through UniversityAffairs.ca. The eighth Ask Dr. Editor column digs into best practices for collaborative publishing: how to share a single authorial voice, to incorporate an innovate structure, to communicate with your editor, and to fight the goddamned patriarchy: “Authoring together: How to publish compelling, collaboratively written journal articles.”

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