Writing Workshops

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Welcome to Serious Scholar!

This web site contains a series of writing workshops specifically geared towards professors and students who are looking to advance their writing to another level. Whether you are a seasoned professor who strives for perfection, a nonnative professor or student looking to sharpen up your manuscripts, or a student on the road to your profession, you will find a mountain of treasure in this web site.

Throughout 7 years of editing for professors, postdoc fellows, and graduate students at the best universities in the country, I have continually found ways to strengthen my writing. Perhaps Hemingway was right when he said, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

It is a pleasure for me to share my knowledge with you as you strive to publish more research, strengthen the quality of your articles and books, sharpen your professional correspondence letters and e-mails, complete your thesis or dissertation, or excel in your course essays.

Please join me in the free lessons to get started. Best wishes and see you on the other side!

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Rocky Citro

Hi, my name is Rocky, and I am a technical academic editor with over a decade experience editing for professors and graduate students in prestigious universities. I have also taught writing at the graduate and undergraduate level and have several years' TEFL teaching experience.

2 thoughts on “Writing Workshops”

  1. Very good blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get comments from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Many thanks!

    1. Hi Ceola. There are a ton of great sites out there on writing tips, grammar tips, etc. It all depends on what you’re looking for. On my site I try to concentrate on specific issues that I have seen in my work as an editor, and I try to explain things in a very practical way that you can apply right now. If you want a deeper analysis of grammar you can try the Chicago Manual of Style web site: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html The forums there are great and I participate on them regularly. Even if APA is your guide of choice, the information there is wonderful because it goes into much more detail than APA on many issues.

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