Join us 3/26 for the TAA Webinar, ‘Textbook Author Roundtable Q&A’

Textbook Author Roundtable Q&AWhat are your burning questions about textbook authoring? Join us Thursday, March 26 from 4-5 p.m. ET and get them answered by three award-winning textbook authors: Steven Barkan, author of Criminology: A Sociological Understanding; Joseph Healey, author of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change; and Lorraine Papazian-Boyce, author of ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: A Map for Success.

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Join us for the 3/4 TAA Webinar, ‘How Textbook Authors Can Prosper With Open Content’

Brian JacobsJoin us Wednesday, March 4 from 3-4 p.m. ET for the one-hour TAA webinar, “How Textbook Authors Can Prosper With Open Content

”, presented by Brian Jacobs, Founder of panOpen. Register

This presentation introduces a new model for textbook and academic authors to work with open content. Authors have mostly viewed the movement for open content with understandable skepticism and concern, as there are few controls over the shaping of content and usually no financial compensation for its use.  [Read more…]

TAA Spring Webinars for Textbook & Academic Authors

Join us for these upcoming Text and Academic Authors Association webinars for textbook and academic authors. These 60-minute sessions connect you to experts sharing valuable advice on a variety of topics.

Cassie Premo SteeleGo Organic! Growing Your Writing Process From Seed to Harvest
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 3-4 p.m. ET

In this session with award-winning author and writing coach Cassie Premo Steele, PhD, of Co-Creating, LLC, participants will learn ways to move from the seed of an idea for a writing project, through the growth and development stages, and into a sustainable harvest. Practical tips for time management, work-life balance, and self care will be included. Let this be your most productive and nourishing writing year ever! Register [Read more…]

9/17 TAA Webinar – Publish & Prosper: Strategies for Becoming a More Productive Scholar

Nathaniel Lambertpublish_and_prosperJoin us Wednesday, September 17 from 5-6 p.m. EDT for the one-hour webinar, “Publish & Prosper: Strategies for Becoming a More Productive Scholar,” presented by Nathaniel Mark Lambert, Ph.D., author of Publish and Prosper: A Strategy Guide for Students and Researchers. Free for Members. Click here to register
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Intended to help you succeed in academia by increasing your scholarly productivity, this webinar provides strategies for getting articles published quickly in reputable research journals. Rather than focusing on the basics of writing about results, this unique webinar provides tips on how to approach research, maintain motivation, maximize productivity, and overcome common pitfalls so as to become a productive scholar. The strategies reviewed will help you successfully navigate through graduate school, get a good job, receive grants and promotions, and make important contributions to your field. [Read more…]

TODAY! TAA Webinar: ‘Everything You Wanted to Know About Publishing Your Academic Article But Were Afraid to Ask’

Sonja Foss and William WatersJoin us Thursday, March 13, 5-6 p.m. EST, for the TAA webinar, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Publishing Your Academic Article But Were Afraid to Ask”.

In this webinar, presented by Sonja K. Foss, a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver, and William Waters, an Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown, you will learn processes that will help you be more successful in your efforts to publish academic articles. [Read more…]

PODCAST: TAA webinar, ‘How to Write a Book When You Don’t Like to Write’

Susan RobisonMany academic book authors love writing while others want to write but are reluctant about the writing process, the work load, and the sacrifice. Susan Robison, a self-professed reluctant author, addresses those issues and other practical topics such as defining the purpose and scope of the project, managing the tasks and the time during the writing, improving your writing as you go, and when to ask for help, in this recorded webinar now available on the TAA website. [Read more…]

ACW offering free Winter Webinar Series

Academic Coaching & Writing (ACW) is offering a free Winter Webinar Series. Register early to reserve your spot.

Writing a Journal Article: How to Move from Evidence to Argument – This webinar will address the fundamentals of crafting successful article submissions in the sciences and social sciences (January 15, 2014). Register here:  http://goo.gl/GBE0RS

The Dissertation Proposal: Putting the Pieces Together – Completing a Proposal is like doing a jigsaw puzzle with 1000 pieces. Join Dr. Kat to learn how to put the pieces together (January 22, 2014). Register here: http://goo.gl/JuSnhl [Read more…]

WEBINAR: Confronting the Anxiety of Academic Writing

Becoming an effective academic writer is one of the key challenges facing doctoral students and early career researchers. Despite the centrality of writing, few writers feel comfortable with the process or confident about their product.  Rachael Cayley, author of the blog, Explorations of Style, discusses the anxiety that attends academic writing.

Rachael Cayley is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. She teaches academic writing and speaking to graduate students. Before joining the University of Toronto, she worked as an editor at Oxford University Press in Toronto. She has a PhD in philosophy from the New School for Social Research and a BA in political science from the University of British Columbia. Rachael blogs at Explorations of Style and tweets at @explorstyle.