Editing Strategies for Academic Writers (Registration for Postdocs)

Online

Contact

Name

Jannik Roman Braß

Contact for Organizational Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 94413

E-Mail

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Andrea Letzner

Contact for Content-Related Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 99108

E-Mail

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Topic:
Scientific Integrity
Staff Development Measures:
Yes
Spheres of Action:
Promote Capacity for Innovation and Research
Format:
Online
Institution:
Staff Development
Participation Fee:
Free

Description

Editing and proofreading skills are vitally important for academic writers. The best scientific ideas and results often become meaningless if they are not effectively and accurately communicated in writing. Thus, effective “soft” skills often translate to real “hard” results for academic writers: completing a Ph.D., or having submissions readily accepted for publication.

Objective

The 2-day practical workshop Editing Strategies for Academic Writers has been specifically designed for writers who want to enhance their own academic texts through editing and proofreading. Working on your own and other participants’ drafts, you will learn and practice strategies that help you edit texts to their full potential. In the process, you will not only become a more proficient editor but also a better writer.

Content

The workshop Editing Strategies for Academic Writers will help you train the following skills:

  • Develop a systemic approach to proofreading, self- and peer-editing

  • Determine frequent errors and eliminate them from your writing

  • Practice revision and proofreading skills using your own and other participants’ writing samples

  • Craft well-structured texts that have a sense of order and direction

  • Write as clearly, concisely and consistently as possible

Please note that this workshop will be taught entirely in English. To participate and benefit the most, you should be able to communicate fluently in English (approximately B2 level or above).

Participation Requirements

Technical requirements:

PC/laptop, microphone, loudspeaker, Internet & optional camera

Target Audience

  • Postdocs

  • Academic Leaders

Appointments

Number:2023-ALE-064
Date:

31.01. & 07.02.2023

10:00 am - 13:15 pm

At the first zoom appointment you will receive more detailed information about the digital course of the event.

Course Coordinator:Dr. phil. Carole Veldman-Genz
Place:

You will find the access link to the above-mentioned event in your participation portal under the item "Documents" at least 3 days before the start date.

Slots: up to 9
Cooperation:In cooperation with the Writing Centre of RWTH Aachen University.
Registration:RWTH-SingleSignOn

For external registration please contact organizational matter