"Writing Tip
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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 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.
http://copyright.gov/

EQUATOR Network
International resource center for promotion of good reporting of health research.
www.equator-network.org/

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.
http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/150-writing-resources/

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.
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl

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.
www.nurseauthoreditor.com/

NursingWriting
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.
http://nursingwriting.wordpress.com/

Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab
This website is a great resource, especially the APA and MLA formatting guides.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

WordsCount
This website has the SMOG reading level calculator as well as other communication calculators and tools.
http://wordscount.info/index.html