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Writing in English can be difficult for non-native speakers. Writing in academic English even more so. To be a good writer requires knowledge and awareness, both of the English language itself and how to maximize the resources at hand. By way of illustration, this post shares an interview I conducted with Mina Hirai of the Edanz Customer Service Team, who faced such challenges firsthand during her time at university.
LK: Your writing experiences started at University didn’t they?
Getting started writing a manuscript once you have some results you’d like to publish can be difficult. Despite having a general idea of what you want to discuss, the challenge comes in putting that idea to paper and deciding what supporting information to include and what to leave out. Without any clear guidance, writer’s block is certain. This is where creating an initial outline can help.
The Brief Outline
In our last installment on sensitivity in writing, we looked at the general importance of considering your audience and how your work is presented. We also covered specifics on how to spot inadvertent bias or prejudice in your work, and how to keep your language gender-neutral. In this post, we look at some more subtle details of inclusive writing.
Only mention differences that are relevant and use inclusive language
The way people write, along with the way people speak, is constantly evolving. Although at times there may be debate over the degree to which language should be reined in to consider of the sensitivities of various groups, a consensus has emerged in recent decades that the language we use in communicating with the public should be inclusive and free of bias.