The Where: Constructing an effective writing environment

The Where: Constructing an effective writing environmentOnce you know what you need to work on, establishing an environment with the right atmosphere, tools, and resources necessary for completing the project is equally important. In the previous article, we explored the first W – The What: Defining a research project.

In this article, we will focus on The Where: Constructing an effective writing environment. This discussion began with a self-reporting of participant writing environments and continued with discussion of ways to improve them.

Q1: How would you describe your current writing environment? [Read more…]

How to write an engaging title for your academic journal article

Writing a titleWe’ve all been told to “never judge a book by its title” and yet, we all do. In a world with abundant information, indexed and cataloged into a series of links on the screen, the title may be the only part of your work a potential reader ever sees. Unless, of course, that title encourages them to click the link and read more. [Read more…]

TAA’s June conference early registration rates extended to May 15: Don’t miss out!

TAA Conference LogoThere is still time to register for TAA’s June conference at the discounted early registration rates. All rates increase by $50 on May 16.  TAA’s 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference will be held at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel, June 19-20.  The discounted hotel group rate of $129/nt is available through May 27, while rooms last.

Don’t miss out on the excellent conference program we have planned this year, featuring a wide variety of textbook and academic authoring sessions on writing strategies, negotiating better contracts, targeting the right publisher or publication, digital book technology, navigating ebooks, social media marketing, and trends in open access and copyright law.

We have assembled an outstanding panel of industry experts available to conference attendees for individual 15-minute mentoring sessions. Meet one-on-one with an intellectual property attorney; veteran textbook and academic authors; and experts in digital book technology, marketing, and social media.

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