"Writing Tip
             Of The Week"

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 Author's Blog

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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Online Writing Resources


Copyright: U.S. Copyright Office
Comprehensive source of information on copyright law.

International resource center for promotion of good reporting of health research.

Open Education Databaseā€™s 150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively
A great one-stop online resource for informationĀ on writing skills, databases, organization, references and tools, among others.

Grammar Girl
This is a very popular source for grammar essentials and word choice guidelines. If you have a grammar or word choice question, you will probably find the answer here.

Nurse Author & Editor
Along with helpful short articles on writing and publication, this website has links that will take you directly to the author guidelines for many nursing journals.

This is a blog on scholarly writing by Dr. Thomas Lawrence Long, a nursing professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. It has links to many resources as well as calls for submissions for journals and conference abstracts.

Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab
This website is a great resource, especially the APA and MLA formatting guides.

This website has the SMOG reading level calculator as well as other communication calculators and tools.