Preparing an Academic Manuscript

This workshop will include three one-hour seminars that walk participants through the process of preparing and writing an academic manuscript. Up to eight participants can also sign up to work alongside the seminars to prepare their own manuscript and submit drafts to be reviewed and discussed in one-on-one consultations. These consultations will be 30-60 minutes and be scheduled during the weeks between each seminar.

Dates & Location

Dates: tbd
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Course cap: 25 for seminar-only; 8 for those who will participate in personal consultations
Course Fee: $10 for seminar-only; $25 for those who will also participate in personal consultations

Session Descriptions

(full session descriptions coming soon)

Seminar topics may include:

  • Getting Started: Identifying your rationale, objective, and central findings; Writing and abstract; Generating an outline
  • Results and figures: What goes into Results; Figure design and considerations
  • Introduction and discussion: What goes into the Introduction; The difference between Results and Discussion; Best practices in scientific writing

About the Instructor

Gabrielle earned her degree in neuroscience from the University of Chicago in 2010. Following a short postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University, she transitioned to the scientific communications field and founded Red Pen Scientific. She now uses her highly developed skills in writing, oral presentation, and data visualization, to help other scientist communicate their ideas clearly and effectively.


About Red Pen Scientific, Inc.

Red Pen Scientific, Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in scientific communications support for biomedical researchers. Over the past 11 years, we have helped clients maximize the impact of their written and verbal communications. Services include strategic planning and funding assessments to determine the best approach to support a research plan; writing help and coaching for grant applications, manuscripts, posters, or oral presentations; informed and experienced pre-submission review of applications and manuscripts; and project management support for larger or more complicated projects. Our experience includes grants submitted to NIH, NSF, DoD, and private foundations, as well as manuscripts submitted to top-tier journals. Visit the website to learn more.

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