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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Launch a Blog for Scholars, Academics, and Scholarpreneurs

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The Scholar’s Guide on How to Launch a Blog Blogging became all the rage in the 1990’s (this is your cue to realize how long ago the 90’s actually were). The blog-sphere experienced a few peaks and valleys with the advent of microblogging sites like Twitter, may she rest in peace. A staple, it remained. […]

A Week In The Life Of A Traveling Scholarpreneur

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Life on the road and life on a laptop Have you ever dreamt of combining your academic training with the freedom of travel and the thrill of entrepreneurship? That’s the reality I live as a traveling scholarpreneur, a unique blend of scholar, business owner, digital nomad, and freelancer on the go. Although my background might […]

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