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How to write consistently boring scientific literature

Although scientists typically insist that their research is very exciting and adventurous when they talk to laymen and prospective students, the allure of this enthusiasm is too often lost in the predictable, stilted structure and language of their scientific publications. I present here, a top-10…

How to write 10,000 words a day

At every Thesis Bootcamp we have run, at least one student will achieve this goal, and many write many more words than they thought they would. In a previous post Peta Freestone and Liam Connell wrote about the ideas behind Thesis Bootcamp. In this post I want to reflect on Rachel Aaron’s threefold…

How to get published in high-impact journals: Big research and better writing

Getting your work published is about more than good science, it’s about good communication too, say Macmillan and Nature editors at the London Nature jobs Career Expo in September 2014. How to get published in high-impact journals: Big research and better writing

Creating Powerful Resumes

Developing a compelling resume is the goal of every job seeker. This video presentation identifies key steps you can take to help ensure you have the most effective resume possible. Topics covered include tips for effectively matching your resume to the needs of a specific employer. Discover suggestions…

You are ready for your close-up

Step aside Neil deGrasse Tyson: Making videos related to science is no longer the purview of professionals. These days, any scientist can make and post videos online with little cost and much potentially to gain. View resource

How to reach a wider audience for your research

This website is full of well curated ideas and tools for getting your research out to other scientists and the public. A must read for all researchers! View resource

Getting the Word Out

In a shifting media landscape with a growing public interest in science, some researchers are doing their own PR. Includes an overview of what to write and also a useful list of places to send your research summaries. View resource

New Year's Resolutions for Would-Be Scientific Editors

Thinking about moving your career in a new direction? Here is a list of ways to start to prepare yourself for a career in writing / editing. "There are number of different things you could be doing right now while you're completing your graduate or postdoctoral work to build a strong skill set that…

Career building: Where do you want to do and how will you get there?

From a talk in April 2016, slides and summaries about the post-PhD job hunt. View slides View blog post with links