Proofreading is perhaps the one activity I dislike even more than housework. This stage is unbelievably tedious, but absolutely crucial. Typos creep in ...

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Should You Hire a Professional Proofreader for Your Thesis?

Does this sound familiar? The long-awaited email lands in your inbox — it’s the feedback on that piece of writing. Your stomach ends ...

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Implementing Feedback from Your Supervisor

We often tell ourselves that it’s impossible to write unless we have a completely clear day. But that’s nothing more than self-sabotage. An ...

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To Write More, You Need Less Time

One of the biggest challenges with academic writing isn’t necessarily the writing itself, it’s actually keeping ourselves in the chair. As soon as ...

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Improving Writing Accountability with Focusmate

Most of us start out with good intentions to get some writing done. Then we hear the unwelcome voice of our Inner Critic: ...

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How to defeat your inner critic and keep writing

It's all very well having a plan for your writing, but how do you actually get going? "I'll just quickly check Twitter, then I'll ...

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Overcoming Procrastination and Staying Motivated: Three Strategies for Getting on with Your Writing

As a writer, there's nothing more intimidating than a blank screen. As we stare into the void, our brain goes into spasm and ...

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Overcoming Page Fright: Three Techniques for Planning a Piece of Academic Writing

If you're an academic researcher, you're also a professional writer. And if you're a professional writer, then you're probably suffering from a range ...

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How to Become a Healthy Writer

If you’re at all familiar with academic publishing, you’ll know it moves at the pace of a creaky snail. Imagine, then, a team ...

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The Great Sussex Book Sprint