Editing Your Own Papers and Proposals: How to Wow Reviewers and Aid Readers

Sunday, 16 February 2014: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Grand Ballroom F (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Papers and proposals that are well edited tend to impress reviewers. They also are easier for others to read. Yet few researchers work at institutions with scientific editors, and hiring an editor can be costly. This workshop therefore presents guidance on editing one's submission oneself. The workshop includes checklists for content, advice on increasing readability, lists of writing errors to avoid, pointers for making wording more concise, and suggestions for non-native users of English. It also identifies resources. For those whose budgets allow, it discusses finding qualified scientific editors. The workshop contains humor and interactive exercises. Come see some ways to help your papers and proposals impress and communicate.
Barbara Gastel, Texas A&M University