Writing for Publication: Transitions and Tools that Support by Mary Renck Jalongo, Olivia N. Saracho

By Mary Renck Jalongo, Olivia N. Saracho

This e-book bargains systematic guide and evidence-based information to educational authors. It demystifies scholarly writing and is helping construct either self belief and ability in aspiring and skilled authors. the 1st a part of the publication makes a speciality of the author’s function, writing’s dangers and rewards, useful concepts for making improvements to writing, and moral concerns. half specializes in the commonest writing projects: convention proposals, sensible articles, examine articles, and books. each one bankruptcy is replete with particular examples, templates to generate a primary draft, and checklists or rubrics for self-evaluation. the ultimate portion of the publication counsels graduate scholars and professors on picking the main promising tasks; producing a number of similar, but distinct, courses from an analogous physique of labor; and utilizing writing as a device for pro improvement. Written by way of a workforce that represents remarkable educating, award-winning writing, and broad editorial adventure, the ebook leads teacher/scholar/authors to interchange the outdated “publish or perish” dictum with a special, growth-seeking orientation: submit and flourish.

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While it is true that there will be times when authors need to be free from distractions and work alone, writing has a social aspect to it as well. Successfully published authors have learned to capitalize on social support. The opportunity to work with a person who has been highly successful with the task you are tackling for the first time and wants to help you is a boon to growth as a writer. Just as sea faring sailors relied on others to literally “show them the ropes”, less experienced authors can turn to more experienced writers to figuratively show them the ropes of scholarly publishing.

Professional organizations also provide opportunities for scholars to meet others who share their interests and collaborate on research projects. International scholar/authors need to consider unique contributions that they can make to a research team, such as: (1) cross-linguistic and cross-cultural experiences, (2) a fresh perspective on the issue, and (3) access to different research sites. 5. Learn about publishing. Even though some international scholars have prior experience translating books from their first language into English, this experience, while valuable, does not provide require them to produce something original through writing.

Purposes of Nonfiction Written for Professionals There is a useful distinction between writing about (a topic) and writing for (an audience). Writing about is like making the menu; writing for is more like preparing and serving the meal. In their classic studies of composition, Flower and Hayes (1981) found that the degree of audience awareness was a critical variable that differentiated effective and ineffective writers. Kenneth Henson (2007) has been interviewing editors for decades and reported, “I always ask the editors to tell me the most common, serious mistake that their contributors make that leads to rejection, and they always say that it is their contributors’ failure to know their readers” (pp.

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