How to write a successful academic grant application

Editors can wear many hats. Sara Scharf dons a grant-writing hat, especially in the fall. She sees a great many applications and she has a few tips, which she has kindly given BoldFace permission to share from her blog.   I’ve been editing a lot of grant applications lately. To borrow from Tolstoy, good grant … Continue reading How to write a successful academic grant application

The Nitpicker’s Nook: early October edition

The Nitpicker’s Nook is a monthly collection of language-related articles, interviews, and blog posts. If you read something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] By Carol Harrison Thanks to Sara Scharf for her contributions and to Deven Knill for the lovely new banner image!   Blimey! The Guardian’s Mona Chalabi … Continue reading The Nitpicker’s Nook: early October edition

Editor for Life: Sara Scharf, freelance editor

Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the W5: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Sara Scharf, freelance editor

The Daily Grind: Toronto café L’Espresso Bar Mercurio

The Daily Grind is an ongoing mini-feature that highlights the best cafés in Toronto for freelance editors looking for a caffeine fix and a temporary office away from home. By Sara Scharf Whenever I need a little italianità or crave a superior cappuccino, I head to L’Espresso Bar Mercurio. This family-owned “bar” (in the European … Continue reading The Daily Grind: Toronto café L’Espresso Bar Mercurio