Dismantle Magazine's interview with Ideas on Fire CEO Cathy Hannabach about building a feminist editing and indexing agency.
Major themes at the 2019 Editors Canada conference included diversity in editing, the importance of plain language, and sensitivity reading.
Cathy Hannabach talks with author, editor, and podcast co-host Dennis Norris II about the writing process, making publishing more accessible, and difference as a source of strength.
Part instructional session, part love letter to literature's favorite hangers-on. How to edit, use, and love footnotes and endnotes.
Interdisciplinary scholars often make fantastic academic editors. Here’s how you can get started building an interdisciplinary editing career.
Whether poetic, snarky, informative, or scandalous, footnotes forge complex social bonds between readers, authors, and editors.
Rejection is never fun. But understanding how conference and journal article rejection works lets you give your research the best chance possible.
Professional training for one of the many cultural studies careers that let you harness your interdisciplinary superpower: academic editing.
Writing strategies to employ across the whole arc of a project, including note taking, outlining, compiling first drafts, and editing.
Writing a useful peer review report requires approaching reviewing with respect and care, recognizing there is a human behind the work.
Professor and artist Shaka McGlotten talks about the passionate relationship we often have to the things that we study as well as how that always necessitates both desire and loss, how students can harness the power of Afrofuturism and speculation to combat white supremacy and climate change, and how queer and trans communities of color can use voguing, drag, and what Shaka calls "Black Data" to imagine and create new worlds.
Deciding where and how to publish our work is not easy. Open access publishing makes our work readable by everyone for free, but many worry whether it will "count" for things like the academic job market, tenure, and promotion. Here's how to decide whether open access publishing is right for your piece.
As you might have heard, we've been hiring here at Ideas on Fire. We're excited to welcome three new folks to the team and introduce them to you!
What kinds of work do we recognize and value in academia, and what kinds do we ignore? This weekend’s reading addresses the emotional labor of the classroom, how introverted teachers risk burnout, and shifting the conversation from achieving diversity to achieving a thriving justice ecosystem.
Dissertation writing tips on organization: what goes in each chapter, what order things need to appear in, and how to create a strong narrative arc.
How can we promote intersectionality, inclusivity, and fair labor practices? Here are some resources on finding community, assuring the safety of those marginalized by this administration, and garnering the strength to keep moving (and writing) when it feels all but impossible.
How to fold writing into your daily life through writing routines and rituals that fit where, when, and how you think and write best.
This week, we've been reading practical tips to fulfill the research, writing, and productivity expectations that come with academic work. But alongside these resources, we've also come across vital guidance on how to actualize diversity in our workplace, and how to support students, staff, and faculty in divisive times.
Interdisciplinary research requires a tremendous amount of creativity, mess and play, especially in its early stages. Here's how to start brainstorming.
Sarah Grey talks about using food to create community, editing for social justice, socialist feminist approaches to child care, the tastiness and challenges of food writing, and her weekly radical dinner party Friday Night Meatballs.
Stories make academic research come alive. Here's how to incorporate more storytelling into your academic book, article, or dissertation.
Meeting word or page count requirements in scholarly writing can be difficult. But part of being a professional academic and a good writer is knowing how to edit. Here are several ways you can trim down a piece of writing to make a stronger argument and a clearer text.
Apart from differences in content, writing across newspapers, magazines, and books tends to be consistent in style and mechanics because of professional editing. Watch the editors on this panel as they describe and justify their edited versions of the same text.