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Writing Books for Readers Beyond Academe | Office of Faculty Development & Diversity

In the world of writing and publishing, “academic” is too often shorthand for – as one editor puts it – “lifeless prose, cumbersome to read, filled with unnecessary complication, often disdainful and stridently obscure in style and tone.”
For faculty members who aspire to write for the general educated reader, and those seeking advice on how to engage trade publishers and agents. Attendees heard from industry professionals and learned from the experience of members of the Harvard faculty who have succeeded as trade book authors.
In the world of writing and publishing, “academic” is too often shorthand for – as one editor puts it – “lifeless prose, cumbersome to read, filled with unnecessary complication, often disdainful and stridently obscure in style and tone.”
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