Editing for technical papers


John F. Hughes
Last modified: Mon Dec 21 14:00:43 EST 1998

A few writing rules

I read a lot of papers, especially ones written by my students. Here are some mistakes to avoid. They are strictly mechanical, so there's no excuse for having them in a paper, unless you believe that your time is more valuable than that of the person reading.

Here are some things to think about before you even start writing at all: