Writing Research for Publication
This course examines how you can write impactfully about your research. It takes a publishing-insider’s perspective and examines how you can improve your research writing to improve the chances that your article, book chapter or research report will be read and cited by as wide and significant an audience as possible.
Participants will be asked to bring a short example of their writing to work on, and will be given advice on how to prepare mss to maximise online discoverability and will be given an introduction to different narrative devices that can be deployed to write powerfully about research.
The course will cover
- Writing tips to improve the impact of your research publications
- A guide to how research writing is discovered and read online
- Insight into specific narrative tools for making research writing compelling, meaningful and vivid
- Exercises and case studies to deploy/reflect on your own writing in the class
By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand how online platforms have changed how research outputs are discovered and read
- Have a wider repertoire of practical strategies to improve their own research writing
- Better understand how to write about methodology as well as about research findings
- Be able to make strategic choices about how, where and when to publish their research
This event includes exercises in which students will need to work on their own manuscript on a laptop and will also require occasional wifi connectivity. Participants ideally should bring their own laptop and a short example of their own research writing in Word.
Dr Patrick Brindle was, until recently, Publisher for Research Methods at SAGE Publications. He has over 15 years of experience managing research methods books, journals and online products, and has worked with a wide range of authors to fine tune their manuscripts.
Patrick is now Director of Into Content, a training company specialising in supporting researchers in all aspects of writing and publishing.
Patrick has a Ph.D in History from the University of Cambridge.
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