We’ve asked academics, authors, publishers and postdocs to share with us their advice on how to improve your academic writing and chances of getting published.

They cover everything from tips to establish a consistent writing practice like Jack London and how to find the hook in your work, to why your article might be rejected and how to bring in voices beyond just those writing in standard North American or British English.

Hear pointers from:

John Weldon, associate professor and head of curriculum at Victoria University’s First Year College

Dorsa Amir, postdoc in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley

Tara Brabazon, professor of cultural studies at Flinders University

Daniel Martin, publisher at Elsevier, fiction author and creative writing teacher at Delft University

Joe Moran, professor of English and cultural history at Liverpool John Moores University

Marnie Jo Petray, associate professor and graduate coordinator of TESOL at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Stone Meredith, teacher of college-level composition, literature and philosophy courses at Colorado State University Global

Anne Wilson, consultant fellow at the Royal Literary Fund

Avi Staiman, CEO at Academic Language Experts

Gaillynn Clements, visiting assistant professor in linguistics at Duke University


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