There are many different resources available to you as a student to support you with your writing. Graduate students, please expect and budget for hiring an editor while in-program, especially if you are a student for whom English is a second language.
- Ask a School of Nursing faculty member for a referral.
- Explore the Daily's classified ads in the "Writing/Copy Editing" section for editors for hire.
- Hire an editor through the UW Creative Communications Creative Consultants Network (CCN).
English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistance
- Confirm word pronunciation using the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
- Improve your grammar using resources on English usage, style and composition, or using Ask Betty: Grammar for College Writers.
- Refer often to the definition of plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarism.
- Use Roget's Thesaurus Online.
- Learn how to reference using the APA format; Healthlinks has several style guides available.
- Get additional style guidance tips from the APA.
- If you are considering submitting an article for publication, familiarize yourself with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
- Explore the various citation styles used for research papers.
- Access writing services available to students at the UW Writing Centers.
- Develop a peer group to review your writing. Finding a few friends with whom you can share your writing (and whose writing you are willing to review and critique) is a great way to not only improve your writing but also to form strong collegial relationships!
- Explore other excellent writing guides: Purdue Online Writing Lab and University of Richmond Writer's Web
- If you would like assistance formatting your dissertation or thesis, see the Companion to the UW Graduate School Style and Policy Manual for Theses and Dissertations on the CSSCR handout page or contact Dixielynn Gleason (firstname.lastname@example.org).