Sharing students’ concerns

‘I think it’s important for tutors to recognise that international students are being asked to carry out a difficult task; the level of English needed to write a Masters dissertation or PhD thesis is advanced.’ Miranda Miller shares students’ concerns; all writers struggle with completing drafts of their work, and professional writers are no exception. …

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Re-ordering your paragraphs

This week, a simple and straightforward tip from RLF Consultant Fellow for improving the flow of your writing. Also shows that printing out your work really is helpful. Of course, if you plan your writing well to begin with, you shouldn’t have this problem, but it’s good to know there’s a fix if things go …

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How to be your own editor

This week, my post is up on the RLF Consultants site, including handy hints on editing: https://rlfconsultants.com/how-to-be-your-own-editor/

Cut the waffle

In this week’s top tip, RLF Consultant Fellow Miranda Miller offers a sound piece of advice, drawing on the words of George Orwell. Brevity is important in academic English, and there is no room for unnecessary adjectives or ‘padding words’ that are not essential to what you’re trying to say. Often writers find that their …

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Editing Modern Foreign Language titles

I have a new string to my bow. I’ve recently started editing and proofreading children’s Modern Foreign Language titles, proofreading a GCSE Modern Foreign Language German title and translating First Words in French from English for children aged 6+.  

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