Spelling: American vs British vs Canadian

Spelling: American vs British vs Canadian

Have you ever noticed multiple spellings for some words? These differences are largely due to “American” spelling versus “British” spelling of words. We Canadians generally use a mix of both in our correspondence. Some tend to use American spelling more frequently and...
Conference Networking & Introductions

Conference Networking & Introductions

Today’s blog isn’t about writing manuscripts. Rather, it’s about something just as important – attending conferences to share your research and learn from others. Based on my Twitter feed, many graduate students feel a bit anxious or intimidated about attending their...
How to Reduce Word Count

How to Reduce Word Count

In the Instructions to Authors, most peer-reviewed journals specify the maximum length of a submitted manuscript. Word limits typically range from 3,000 to 4,000 or even 6,000 words, depending on the type of study – original article versus technical report versus...