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Identifying and Correcting Common English Grammar Mistakes in Academic Writing

Thursday, October 8, 2015
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Please join Dr. Ben Mudrak of American Journal Experts (AJE), who will discuss how to identify and correct common English grammar mistakes made in academic writing.  American Journal Experts (AJE) has helped thousands of international researchers to eliminate language barriers and get their work published in the best journals in the world.  AJE editors are researchers themselves, so they understand the importance of publication and can help authors navigate the often-difficult publication process.  They are focused on helping individuals present their papers in perfect, publication-ready English.  As a result, AJE is uniquely positioned to help authors identify and correct English grammar mistakes.

This workshop will include both lecture and hands-on editing activities.  The lecture will open with discussion about grammar basics (subject-verb agreement, punctuation, etc.) with a focus on specifics related to academic writing.  Tips for writing more concisely and maintaining a formal tone will also be discussed in the context of how to correct mistakes that international authors (and at times, US authors) often make.

SPEAKER: Dr. Ben Mudrak oversees AJE’s researcher education programs, including workshops, webinars and content on the AJE Expert Edge website. He received his PhD in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University and has previously held positions as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology at Elon University. He also has three years of academic editing experience with AJE as a contract editor.

This event is part of the 2015-16 Academic Job Search Series, co-sponsored by The Graduate School's Professional Development Series, the Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions about this event? Contact Molly Starback, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Services, at

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Room 143 Jones Building

Event Category

  • Professional Development