What does it feel like to be published for the first time?

Yesterday, I found out that the paper that I am a co-author on has been accepted for publication. This is my reflection on what it is like to be published in the world of academia. ‘Sent to production‘. Those were the words that signified the paper we had submitted had was accepted. As someone whoContinue reading “What does it feel like to be published for the first time?”

10 Tips for Improving Your Academic Writing

As a graduate student and then as a practicing librarian, I’ve consumed my share of dry-as-the-Mohave-in-July academic literature. As an academic editor, I’ve helped authors make their prose clear and readable–or at least preferable to a slow death in the desert. From my experiences as a reader, writer, and editor of academic literature, I giveContinue reading “10 Tips for Improving Your Academic Writing”

The one where I went to an academic conference for the first time – 86

This past week I attended an academic conference in the Czech Republic. I have always been sceptical about the value of academic conferences, and now I have a much more defined opinion of them. In short, they are networking holidays. At the conference I attended, I was in the minority – as a student. MostContinue reading “The one where I went to an academic conference for the first time – 86”