As an academic editor, I’ve read much heated discussion about writing generated by artificial intelligence (AI). Many writers are afraid that chatbots like ChatGPT are dehumanizing and demotivating and make plagiarism even easier. These are valid concerns, and I share them. And what about editors? Where do we fit in a brave new AI universe? So … Continue reading A chat with ChatGPT
You and your dissertation—nothing but trees
I know the feeling. Some days you're utterly lost in the forest, and all you can see are trees and more trees. When you have a breakthrough—even a small one—the trees thin, and you spot a clearing ahead. A few moments of light ... then you're back in that forest. I know. I've been there … Continue reading You and your dissertation—nothing but trees
Instant Weight-Loss: January 2023
Are there too many words in your draft? In some cases—especially if you're writing for publication or funding—you'll be asked or required to stay within a length limit. But how do you know what to cut out without losing important content? Here's an update on my first "Instant Weight Loss" posting, with 2 more strategies … Continue reading Instant Weight-Loss: January 2023
Replaced by a robot…?
As a teacher of academic and professional writing, I often worked with students who were struggling with grammar and word-choice. Around 2014-15, students started asking whether it was worth using automatic writing evaluation (AWE) tools such as Grammarly. To test the tool, I doctored some of my own writing and ran it through a Grammarly … Continue reading Replaced by a robot…?
Why hire an editor?
Arrow Editing Services Do you spend way too much time trying to make drafts perfect? Are you worried about missing a mistake? Are you concerned that your ideas may not be coming through with clarity and power? As an editor who specializes in professional/business and academic writing, I help you achieve the high writing standards … Continue reading Why hire an editor?