Writing for Professional Publication: Keys to Academic and Business Success

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This book - by a writer whose work has appeared in more than 200 national publications and who has over 20 educational books to his credit - doesn't just talk about writing and publishing. It tells exactly what to do to dramatically improve any writer's chances for getting published. Originally prepared to support the author's Writing for Publication workshops (delivered on more than 200 college campuses), the book emphasizes writing for professional journals or university presses. But the author's proven ...
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Overview

This book - by a writer whose work has appeared in more than 200 national publications and who has over 20 educational books to his credit - doesn't just talk about writing and publishing. It tells exactly what to do to dramatically improve any writer's chances for getting published. Originally prepared to support the author's Writing for Publication workshops (delivered on more than 200 college campuses), the book emphasizes writing for professional journals or university presses. But the author's proven principles, strategies, and tactics can be applied to virtually any form of publishing - from specialized or general magazines to nonfiction books of all types.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780205283132
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/20/1998
  • Pages: 307
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1 Why Write? 1
2 Finding Topics 23
3 Getting Started 32
4 About Style 42
5 Organizing Articles 57
6 Using Journals, Libraries, Surveys, and Action Research 69
7 Common Errors in Writing for Journals 87
8 Communicating with Journal Editors 105
9 Questions Writers Ask 115
10 Getting Book Contracts 138
11 Planning for Success 153
12 Grant Proposal Writing 165
13 Using the Computer 185
App. A Preferences of Journals in Various Disciplines 193
App. B When Signing Book Contracts, Scholars Should Be Sure to Read the Fine Print 218
App. C All the Right Reasons: Writing for Publication 222
App. D Paragraphing Exercise Solution 277
App. E Sample Publication Guidelines 229
App. F Sample Call for Manuscripts 234
App. G Sample Announcement of Coming Themes and Requests for Manuscripts 237
App. H Sample of Article Written Using Systematic Research Method 240
App. I Sample of Survey Questionnaire 245
App. J Articles Based on Questionnaire: The Status of the American Middle School Teacher 257
App. K Attending Writing Workshops 259
App. L University Presses 261
App. M Sample Proposal for Funding 265
App. N Sample Proposal Rating Form 275
App. O Profile of an Article 278
App. P Teachers as Researchers 286
Glossary 314
Name Index 319
Subject Index 323
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