Module Details: Editing academic writing

Know what to expect from academic publishers and authors, and determine the differences in tone between sciences and the humanities. Recognise structure, how to clarify arguments and enhance a scholarly tone.

What will you learn?

  • When substantive editing is suitable for academic writing
  • Common academic client types (and the types of editing they request)
  • Key differences between academic writing in the sciences and the humanities
  • How various academic documents are typically structured and written
  • How to enhance arguments by identifying gaps and removing ambiguities
  • Guidelines on how various types of evidence are used in academic writing
  • How to create and enhance a scholarly tone of academic documents
  • How to edit non-scholarly documents produced by academic writers
  • How to help academic writers communicate their ideas to non-scholarly audiences

It is useful for:

  • People seeking editorial work in the academic sector, including with researchers, postgraduate students, and academic publishers
  • Anyone who wants to improve their understanding of academic writing
  • Academics seeking advice on how to communicate with different audiences

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