One of the biggest problems I encounter in student papers is the “hit and run” quotation, in which the words of another author suddenly appear without warning and then just as suddenly disappear. Plunking a random quotation into your essay might satisfy assignment requirements, but the end result is both confusing and boring to read. I plan to address this problem in two parts: Part 1 will provide some tips on avoiding “hit and run” quotations; Part 2 will demonstrate these tips through examples.Read More
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Having edited for a number of clients over the past decade and on a variety of topics ranging from Finance to Medicine and Philosophy, we often get asked how we go about editing an academic paper for a thesis, publication in a journal or for pure research purposes.
The answer, in a nutshell, is always the same: there are no short cuts and editing and proofreading is a meticulous and time consuming process. But the most important thing to remember is that it is an iterative process in which the Editor is there to help you, to make your life easier and at all times to offer his, or her, support and knowledge to make your writing shine.Read More