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Saturday, February 22, 2020

INVITATION FOR AUTHORS


Arts and Academic Publishing LLC invites authors to submit their book manuscripts for publication.  Authors do not need to submit through an agent, they incur no publication expenses and they receive royalties for books sold.  A complete compilation of author instructions may be found here.  We seek peer reviewed and copy edited manuscripts that are ready for layout and publication, although we offer review and editing services for those who need them.  Our fields of interest are scholarly works in any discipline and substantive literary works.

In writing (and speaking, for that matter), use precise, concise, original language.  Do not use jargon in place of plain language.  Avoid  such common grammatical weaknesses as misuse of reflexive pronouns, use of trite words and use of expressions with origins in bureaucracies.  Bureaucratic language adds little other than superfluous words to sentences, it often replaces clear language with obtuse constructions and, in some cases, it is grammatically incorrect.

Examples of overused language include:

With that being said
With that said
That being said
That said
Having said that
Going forward
Moving forward
Look
Listen
Iconic
Unpack
Amazing
In regards to
Here's the thing
Exactly
Absolutely
Get-go


Thursday, January 16, 2020

YALE FOREST BIRD POPULATIONS INCREASE AND SHIFT SPECIES



Everyone's been sharing this link with me: https://www.courant.com/…/hc-hm-birds-connecticut-in-declin…
It is a fine article, but as I pointed out to the author, like most everything in nature the situation is much, much more complicated than simply declines of bird species. From our work at Yale Forest, we know that Connecticut bird communities are extremely dynamic, with more that 50% turnover in 35 years and population increases actually outpacing decreases- climate change, habitat change, species moving into new habitats, competition, etc. etc. all appear to play roles. The graph shows Yale Forest population increases vs. decreases for species whose continental populations are (1) increasing, (2) decreasing and (3) stable. We will have an article out soon...