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When you think you've got the final version of your manuscript; read it aloud. Reading it aloud will be like you're hearing it for the first time; because you are. "Hearing it", that is.
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The opportunity for profit coupled with the relative ease of online publishing has led to the proliferation of "predatory publishers" Don't get fooled by them - it can hurt your career and your work will not get the attention or dissemination it deserves.
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Watch for Karen’s upcoming 4-part series on Writing for Publication starting in the March 2017 issue of the American Journal of Nursing!

Whether you are doing research, quality improvement, engaging in policy development, or addressing health disparities, writing for publication in scholarly journals and the popular press will expand your reach to positively influence patient care outcomes and health care delivery and get the recognition you deserve.

Writing well is hard work but the results are worth it. Not because you get to see your name in print (though that does feel pretty great) but because you are communicating something important beyond your small corner of the world. Good writing has the power to transform lives.

You can learn to write well. The Scholar’s Voice offers writing workshops, manuscript reviews, and mentoring to give you the tools you need to get published, from the craft of writing to navigating through the publication process. Whatever type of writing you are doing – scholarly articles, narratives, a dissertation – you will find help here.

All of the programs are designed to help you become a better communicator. The skills you learn will not only improve your writing, they can be applied to all situations where you want to communicate ideas clearly and effectively – speaking engagements, posters, and presentations.


Founder Karen Roush’s book for doctoral students was a recipient of an AJN 2015 Book of the Year Awards! 

A Nurse’s Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Dissertation or Capstone

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“This book is a must-read for all doctoral students as they embark
on their independent project as the last requirement for their degree.
This is a well-written primer of practical advice on how to organize,
stay focused, and most importantly, complete the project. This is
the sage advice a student will rarely receive in the classroom or from
faculty. I highly recommend this key resource to all doctoral students
and their faculties.”
–Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania

“Finally, there is a clear, step-by-step guide for students—and faculty—
on writing capstone papers and dissertations. From the first chapter
on how to use this book to the practical review of basic (but sorely
needed) writing skills at the end, Roush coaches readers through the
scholarly writing process in an engaging, conversational style. I hope
this book finds its way into the hands of anyone seeking to write a
scholarly paper. It’s certainly a resource I will be recommending.”
–Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN
Editor in Chief, American Journal of Nursing

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