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Writing Abstracts that Get Accepted

Writing Abstracts that Get Accepted

By Guest Contributor Miranda A. L. van Tilburg, PhD   As we move into abstract season, I thought it would be worthwhile re-posting this blog by our guest contributor, Dr. Miranda A. L. van Tilburg from a couple of years ago. She has lots of great advice that...

Top 20 Ways to Reduce Word Count

Top 20 Ways to Reduce Word Count

You’re finally in a writing rhythm, and you’ve carefully crafted and edited your manuscript to perfection. But it surpasses the peer-reviewed journal’s word limit. In many cases, if a submitted manuscript is just one word over the maximum allowed, the paper is...

Fundraiser for Ukraine

Fundraiser for Ukraine

Here’s a special blog, on a special day – not the usual Wednesday Weekly Writing Tip. Congratulations to Simon Wutherich, for winning the beautiful Sunflowers in Blue oil painting. Your generous donation of $700 is going to a worthy and needy cause, the Ukraine...

The Weekly Writing Tip Returns

The Weekly Writing Tip Returns

Reviewing my previous blogs, I realize it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a new Weekly Writing Tip. I was surprised to discover I didn’t add any new material in 2021. Ah well, we all had big hopes that things would return close to “normal” during 2021, but the...

Who’s or Whose – Who Knows?

Who’s or Whose – Who Knows?

A common mistake I’ve seen in manuscripts, letters, blogs, emails and tweets is the incorrect use of the words whose and who’s. There appears to be a fair bit of confusion on which of these terms to use. Whenever an apostrophe is potentially involved, people seem to...

Figure Legends

Figure Legends

Last week we enjoyed a favourite blog post from the past on Creating Figures for Your Manuscript. It seems appropriate to review the corresponding post on Figure Legends this week.  I hope you’ll find this information helpful.  According to my Twitter feed, a number...

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