Seminar: Make sense and be heard! Writing for publication in academic journals

UiODoc is back with another great seminar to kick off 2015! Our first seminar of the year is aimed at those of you hoping to improve your scholarly writing skills.

This seminar is titled “Make sense and be heard! Writing for publication in academic journals”. Our invited speaker is Lynn P. Nygaard, who will share her experience and insight from nearly 20 years in the editing field (for more information on Lynn see below)!

Short bio of Lynn P. Nygaard

For almost two decades, Lynn P. Nygaard has provided editorial support and coaching for researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. A native English speaker, Nygaard started as a freelance copy-editor and translator for Norwegian academics looking to publish their work in international journals. In 2000, she became an editorial advisor at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO). This position allowed her to view researchers and the writing process from close quarters. She found that language was seldom the main explanation for what was going wrong, and developed a workshop for academics that focused on developing awareness of audience, formulating the core argument and structuring the story. As a workshop facilitator, she has helped researchers both in Norway and abroad hone their arguments and tailor their work for publication. In 2008, she became a special advisor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, and continues to develop her expertise in how to support scholars through the writing process. With an undergraduate degree in women's studies from the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate degree in political science from the University of Oslo, she is currently pursuing a doctorate from the Institute of Education, University of London, that focuses on research productivity, academic writing and gender gaps in academia.


To register for the event, please fill in the following sign-up sheet:


David Lipsett
Tags: academic
Published Jan. 18, 2015 4:37 PM - Last modified Jan. 22, 2015 2:01 PM