I received a tweet asking whether I had written anything about managing manuscript edits. I have a class available that helps with the emotional aspects of that process, and leads you through the process of making decisions (Dealing with Criticism, also available in the Resource Room for members of … [Read more...] about Communicating manuscript edits
Dealing With Criticism
The academic writing process involves dealing with criticism of your writing. You may actively seek feedback from colleagues. You will certainly receive comments from peer reviewers when you submit your work for publication. These posts address some of the issues you face in dealing with criticism to improve your work and have it accepted for publication. Members of the Academic Writing Studio can find further resources in the Writing Process section of the Resource Room.
I received a tweet asking whether I had written anything about managing manuscript edits. You need to figure out how to manage the work involved in revising the manuscript once you've made those decisions. And you'll need to write a letter to the editor when you resubmit. If you are procrastinating … [Read more...] about Managing Manuscript Edits
As I was preparing the class on Dealing With Reviewer Comments (now available in the Resource Room for members of the Academic Writing Studio), I asked some friends and colleagues to recommend resources for dealing with feedback. That's how I discovered Liz Lerman's Critical Response … [Read more...] about Why questions are useful in feedback
You’ve worked really hard on this article. The subject is important to you. You have something important to say. It feels urgent. This vision you have for the paper is extremely important. You know what you want to say even if you are struggling to say it clearly. That vision is still important … [Read more...] about Your vision guides the writing and the revision
You want to do good work. You want your work to be published so that other scholars can read it and engage with it. You’ve submitted an article manuscript to a peer reviewed journal or a book manuscript to a scholarly monograph publisher. You’ve received a decision and the reviewers comments. … [Read more...] about How can reviewer comments improve your work?