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Supporting Research Writing by Valerie Matarese

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The writer’s approach to facilitating research communication: a very different way of engaging with authors

Greg Morley

Abstract

Facilitating the written communication of academicresearch usually takes an author’s writing as its starting point. Some professionals help authors to improve their writing skills, whereas others make it fit for purpose through editing or translation. In a very different approach, professional writers take an author’s ideas and help to craft them into an appropriately presented text. This chapter illustrates how professional writers can support written communication without removing an author’s imperative to retain control over the content. The process of developing a scientific research article for publication ...

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