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Why Subject Matter Experts Are More Important Than Ever in the Age of AI

A survey of 1,000+ journalists on the state of journalism in 2024 by Muck Rack found that journalists consider subject matter experts (82%) and researchers (77%) the most credible sources. We lean on subject matter experts, expert opinion, and researchers to guide us through the complexities of the world. With your deep knowledge of the […]

How to be a Better Academic Writer? Take a Creative Writing Course.

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When one reflects on the question – how to be a better academic writer – I am sure a number of answers come up. Read more. Write more. Never write again. The idea of creative writing typically does not go hand-in-hand with academic writing, and for good reason. Academic writing is formulaic, passive, technical, and generally […]

Bridging the Gap: Unleashing the Power of Research Communication Through Reflexivity

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In the realm of research communication, especially within social sciences and humanities, effective communication isn’t just about transmitting information. It’s about fostering understanding, interpreting meaning, and building bridges with an audience.  A crucial aspect of research communication, especially in a time where disinformation and misinformation is rampant, and trust in science and our institutions is […]

Mexico City for the Traveling Scholarpreneur

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Describing the appeal of Mexico City (aka CDMX) doesn’t come easy, especially when trying to explain how one can live in a city of 9 million people and not want to walk off a high bridge.  As a self-proclaimed traveling scholarpreneur (a nomadic blend of scholar and entrepreneur), I was constantly seeking destinations that fuel […]

Launch a Newsletter: Building Your Audience & Content Strategy (Part 2)

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Launch a Successful Scholarly Newsletter: Build Your Audience & Craft Compelling Content (Part 2) This is part 2 in a series on how to launch a newsletter. You can read part I here – Beyond Journal Paywalls & Tweets: Launch A Newsletter (Part 1), where we talked about why.  In this post, we’ll cover the […]

Beyond Journal Paywalls & Tweets: Launch A Newsletter (Part 1)

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Empower Your Research: Why Scholars Should Launch a Newsletter (Part 1) This is part 1 in a series on how to launch a newsletter. You can read Part 2 – Launch a Newsletter: Building Your Audience & Content Strategy – here Why Launch a Newsletter?  The traditional academic publishing landscape, with its lengthy peer-review processes […]

From PhD to Scholarpreneur: Writing Retreats for Women (Interview)

I recently sat down with Lisa Shaughnessy of Writing Retreat Directory to talk about Write From Anywhere writing retreats! We talked about my life as a traveling scholarpreneur, my work as a communications professional helping academics and scholars communicate their research to a wider audience. I also talked abut the journey of creating Write From […]

Don’t Get Lost in Translation: Communicating Complex Ideas to a Lay Audience

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Simplifying the Intricate: Tools and Techniques for Communicating Complex Ideas Effectively For researchers and scholars, effectively communicating complex ideas can feel like an unbearable challenge. Reaching outside the ivory tower and talking with lay people may feel like a feat. How do you take highly complex, niche topics and translate them in a way that […]

DIY Book Launch for Scholars: Fast & Effective Strategies on a Budget

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DIY Book Launch for Scholars: Maximize Impact with Minimal Time & Resources Congratulations! You’ve just published a book – a culmination of years of research, writing, and passion are poured out onto the page. And maybe you’ve landed on this post because you’ve realized ‘oh sh!t, I am publishing a book and now I have […]

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