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Technical Writing Podcast
Technical Writing Podcast

Technical writers have to be clear and concise to convey complex information to a general audience. If you want to learn more about how to write manuals, training material, or other documentation of a technical nature, then this podcast will be of use. Pointers, such as know your audience and inject some personality, are included in this podcast. These and other basic rules will help make you a good technical writer.

Technical Writing: What Is It?
Technical Writing: What Is It?

Technical writers are responsible for conveying complex, specialized information to a more general audience. Successful technical writing tips are as follows: excellent grammar and punctuation, a clear and logical writing style, a genuine understanding of the subject, and strict attention to the accuracy of the information presented.

The 10 Most Common ESL Mistakes Podcast
The 10 Most Common ESL Mistakes Podcast

Let's give credit where credit is due: Being an English as a Second Language (ESL) student is tough. You must learn new material in your field of study while also learning another language. Sometimes, you may sit through classes that you do not fully understand, which can affect your ESL writing. In addition, the requirement to write papers in a language that is not your first language (and may even be your third or fourth) is daunting. Kudos to all ESL students! In this podcast, we highlight the 10 most common ESL mistakes we’ve encountered in ESL academic writing.

The 30-Day Writing Challenge: An Alternative to NaNoWriMo for Writers Who Fear Commitment
The 30-Day Writing Challenge: An Alternative to NaNoWriMo for Writers Who Fear Commitment

Intense projects such as NaNoWriMo are not for everyone. Improve your writing without the stress by taking the 30-Day Writing Challenge instead.

The 8 Best TED Talks for Writers
The 8 Best TED Talks for Writers

We know it takes a lot to keep the creative fires burning, so we put together a list of the eight best TED Talks for writers to keep you inspired.

The Brackets Podcast: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets
The Brackets Podcast: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets

This podcast provides detailed definitions of the three brackets commonly used: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets. We elaborate on these definitions using multiple examples of when each bracket is appropriate.

The Golden Rules for a Good Plot
The Golden Rules for a Good Plot

Everyone wants to know the secret behind amazing novels. Scribendi.com's editors offer five helpful plot rules that will ensure your novel has a good plot, one that will grab and keep your reader's attention.

The Plot Skeleton Podcast: How to Write a Plot Outline
The Plot Skeleton Podcast: How to Write a Plot Outline

A plot skeleton can also be called a plot outline—the structure or bare bones of a story. How to write a successful plot outline that incorporates characters, plot, and climax is the subject of this podcast.

The Top 10 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block
The Top 10 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

As the fabled nemesis of authors for centuries, writer’s block is perhaps the most frustrating thing about being an author. That seemingly impenetrable barrier that, for whatever reason, arises in the mind of an author from time to time can be of overwhelming annoyance, but have no fear, the editors at Scribendi.com are here to help.

Thesis/Dissertation Writing Series: Selecting a Thesis Committee
Thesis/Dissertation Writing Series: Selecting a Thesis Committee

Whom you select to be a part of your thesis committee is one of the most important decisions of your educational career. These people (usually professors) are there to provide guidance and mentor you through your research. The professional relationship between student and professors needs to be beneficial for all parties, so pick your committee with care. Arrange to meet, and ensure that they can provide the time and knowledge you'll require as you complete the project. When trying to find members of your thesis committee, it is important to be as professional as possible. Scribendi offers email editing and proofreading services so you can ensure your outreach emails are engaging, polite, and free of errors.

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