Working Smarter With Word: Editing Tips for Academic Authors



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Presenters: Julie Peterson Combs, Professor, Educational Leadership Department, Sam Houston State University; Micki M. Caskey, Professor Emerita, Portland State University

Is cleaning up your writing a chore? The writing editing process can be compared to cleaning one's house. Having the right tools and routines can make editing more efficient and even more effective. Two seasoned authors share their tips (in Microsoft Word) for faster editing. 

Julie CombsJulie Peterson Combs is Professor in the Educational Leadership department at Sam Houston State University. Previously, she worked as a school principal for 10 years at an award-winning school. She teaches Academic Writing and Research Methods to doctoral students and various leadership courses in the principal certification program. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, she has co-authored The Trust Factor (Routledge) and Foundations of Academic Writing (ICPEL Publications).
Micki Caskey

Micki M. Caskey
is Professor Emerita at Portland State University whose areas of specialization include academic writing, doctoral education, and middle grades research. She works with doctoral students and early career faculty to support their academic writing and scholarly productivity. Micki is co-series editor of The Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education and The Handbook of Resources in Middle Level Education as well as the former editor of Research in Middle Level Education Online, an international peer-reviewed research journal. She is author or editor of more than 75 publications and 125 conference presentations.