Revisions really suck. There is no gentler or politer way to state this truth. Going back to a piece of work, long or short, that you have "finished" and realising it is nowhere near "finished", and having to do more work on it is not something most writers look forward to. But, sitting where I … Continue reading Why are revisions so damn hard?
A colleague and I are editing a book, due out next year. I have recently co-taught a course on writing a journal article to a group of postgraduate students and early-career academics. I have also just copyedited a PhD thesis, and I regularly copyedit articles for a journal I work on. This means, altogether, that … Continue reading Learning about your own writing from giving feedback
Hands up: who actually likes critique and criticism of their writing? So few hands? How strange :). I think we all know that critique on our writing is something we have to expect: if we are writing for an audience, especially one expected to be critical such as PhD examiners or peer reviewers, the critique will … Continue reading Working with feedback: on criticism and critique