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Writing Center Toolbox

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Help for Your Own Writing

Our services for faculty are focused on supporting your work with Walden students. We also get requests from faculty who would like help with their own writing projects, such as articles for publication. Below, you’ll find some resources that can help.

Prepublication and Grant Edits

Our Office of Academic Editing provides prepublication and grant proposal edits for any Walden faculty member. These edits focus on grammar, punctuation, spelling, and line editing, as well as voice, cohesion and flow, clarity, and other aspects of writing as specified by the faculty member, including APA style. Faculty Prepublication Edits are intended for journal articles, trade publications, white papers, and other short documents but not for books or book chapters. Faculty Grant Proposal Edits focus on presubmission grant proposals. 

To have a manuscript or grant proposal edited, complete the application and submit a copy of the appropriate document. We will assign an editor, who will complete the edit within 14 days and return the document via e-mail. 

Please direct any questions to Kelly.Chermack@mail.waldenu.edu 

Writing for Publication

In collaboration with the Center for Research Quality, we created writing for publication resources with both a student and faculty audience in mind. They offer advice and resources to help with the many steps in the publication process. You'll find information about research dissemination and planning, along with information about Walden publishing opportunities.

Grammar-Checking Programs

Microsoft Word

Microsoft (MS) Word contains many useful tools to aid in error detection and revision. See the Academic Skills Center's help with MS Word Editing Tools to brush up on ways to maximize these resources.

 

Grammarly

The web-based application Grammarly can also be useful to help you identify sentence-level errors that MS Word may not catch. When you copy a draft of your writing to Grammarly, you will receive immediate instructional feedback on over 100 points of grammar.

When you visit the accessing Grammarly page, through the links provided here, register as a student, using your Walden e-mail address. (Our university account covers anyone--student, staff, or faculty--with a waldenu.edu address.)

First-time Grammarly users should go to Grammarly's Create Your Account page to sign up for an account.

Once you have created an account, you can log in at Grammarly's homepage. Bookmark this login page for future access to the website.

Publication Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The Center for Research Quality houses information about internal and external opportunities for research and research-related activities conducted by Walden faculty and students.

 

Walden's Journals

Information about publishing within Walden’s own academic journals can be found on each journal's information page.

 

ScholarWorks

Walden’s institutional repository of scholarly and creative work, ScholarWorks, is an open-access site hosting Walden dissertations, articles from Walden’s five journals, research papers, and other works by members of the Walden community. If you submit your work to ScholarWorks, you can share your work with your colleagues, colleges, publishers, or other professional organizations using a stable, unique URL, and receive author reports detailing how often your work is viewed and downloaded. The Library is currently soliciting faculty and staff scholarship. If you have questions after browsing the site, contact scholarworks@waldenu.edu.