Line Editing

Is line editing good for writing? The obvious answer is yes. Checking carefully through what you have written for grammatical, spelling, and formatting mistakes (or getting someone else to do it for you, if you can!) is an important final stage in any serious writing. Call me old-fashioned, but I do think it’s key to […]

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The Numbers Game

When I was first starting out as a graduate student in history, I was deeply suspicious of numbers. Give me real people, I said, not statistics. Meaningful stories, not graphs. Feelings, not pie-charts. You get the picture. Like many of my deepest convictions about research, this one was knocked out of me by that productive […]

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Messy History

  I haven’t posted much here recently, mainly because I have been trying to both finish my thesis, and get a job. As of yet, no luck on either front, but something someone said to me in a recent job interview did get me thinking, so I figured I could come up for air to […]

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