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7 March 2024

Friday 8 March is NATIONAL PROOFREADING DAY!

Why not celebrate by getting someone to read what you’ve written, and benefit from the feedback and corrections they make? It could potentially save your credibility and your blushes …

Proofreading isn’t pedantry – it’s good communication. [ read more ]

7 March 20242024-03-07T13:27:41+00:00

4 March 2024

I have years of experience of working with non-native English-speaking authors to help improve their chances of getting their research accepted in English language journals. In a landscape where over 90% of research in the natural sciences is published in English1, editing [ read more ]

4 March 20242024-03-07T13:26:16+00:00

23 February 2024

In a fascinating post by Teresa Kubacka for ‘The Scholarly Kitchen’, she shares her adventures in beta-testing the new ScopusAI tool, which was released last summer. Her testing, using her PhD research topic, revealed a bewildering randomness in the retrieval and analysis [ read more ]

23 February 20242024-02-23T12:32:48+00:00

31 January 2024

I wish I had long tracts of uninterrupted time to wallow in a good book – but life and all its various distractions makes it almost impossible for me to spend guilt-free hours doing nothing but sit alone in a warm, comfortable [ read more ]

31 January 20242024-01-31T09:25:07+00:00

29 January 2024

I’ve never disguised my pessimism about the threatened use of artificial intelligence to automate the editorial quality control of copy, but there’s no denying that when it comes to the heavy lifting involved with spotting plagiarism and manipulation, AI does not tire, [ read more ]

29 January 20242024-01-30T16:19:08+00:00

17 January 2024

I’m a relative newcomer to ‘The Conversation’ but I find myself turning to it with increasing frequency as a source of thought-provoking, succinct news articles that don’t just go for the killer headline or regurgitate the stale contents of an endless echo-chamber, [ read more ]

17 January 20242024-01-17T09:40:44+00:00

10 January 2024

More than ever, diligent fact-checking before releasing a publication into the wild is absolutely essential in a media industry that is already awash with individuals and sources all claiming to be authoritative and reliable, not to mention the nefarious use of generative [ read more ]

10 January 20242024-01-10T10:03:04+00:00

22 December 2023

TO ALL – ESPECIALLY MY LOVELY CLIENTS:

I have to admit that year ago I was very apprehensive about going freelance, and was torn between being comfortably caged by a salary and riding the freedom bus [ read more ]

22 December 20232023-12-22T10:41:39+00:00
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