past students

A Skype comment:

  • Please pass my greetings (to this year’s participants). Encourage the participants that it works. The course will take them to another level.  — F.M. (Tanzanian)

Recent comments:

  • “The rest of yesterday I had to attend a symposium, but feeling time poor and work pressure, I took along the paper I’m writing in your course to quietly work on at the same time. Going through each of the sentences, as you’ve been doing with us the last two weeks, really made such a difference to the text I had already. I was able to re-order things better and also cut out a good number of words, thank you!” (A.W., Dutch)

 

  • “Thanks for teaching me your technique, it certainly made it easier to write.” (V.B., Dutch)

 

  • One of the reviewers made a very nice comment about the writing: “This is one of those papers where the quality of the work is clearly revealed by the crispness of the writing.” (D.vD., Dutch)

 

  • I am pleased to inform you that I am currently doing PhD research in Bangkok, Thailand. The research report writing course you taught me at REPOA is very useful because it helps me in easily preparing my first draft of the proposal. I came to realize that the human brain is amazing. Every time I write something I only see the yellow and the blue parts as well as the moves.  Thank you for taking your precious time to come to Tanzania.  — (F.M. – Tanzania)

 

  • To be honest, it was one of the best courses I have ever taken. My supervisors are amazed what kind of papers I write nowadays, compared to my first writings. I also feel a lot more comfortable writing because I now understand how other people read.        — J.W.K – Dutch).

 

  • I brought you up here because I want my researchers to take the training I took. I follow your method, and my papers seem to just “happen”. J.H. — Irish

 

  • Thank you very much! I actually also got a compliment of one of the co-authors who told me my writing had really improved, so the course was definitely successful. The comment was “You have been very successful in your writing lately. This is great!” — anon

 

  • We are currently nominating candidates for ‘The Best PhD (student) course of the Graduate School of Life Science’. This can any generic or a thematic course ….  I would like to nominate you / your course. — anon

 

  • You have actually managed to convince me that editing is fun. I didn’t believe that, before! — anon

 

A sample of published acknowledgements, not about “special” assistance, but about parts of the course:

‘Linda McPhee: thanks for helping me with probably the most frustrating part of my PhD thesis. Somehow, I refused to learn by example how to write scientific papers, I needed someone to explain to me how people read papers, and how papers are written. … [my mentor’s support]  and especially Linda’s writing course helped me enormously.’ View this comment in context here.

‘Thank you Linda, for showing me tricks in the difficult art of constructing a good article.’ here.

‘We thank Linda McPhee for editing the manuscript… ‘ here.

‘We would like to thank… Linda McPhee for the technical writing assistance.’ here.

‘We thank Linda McPhee for thetechnical writing assistance.’ and here.

The authors acknowledge … Linda McPhee for critically reviewing the manuscript. here.

We would like to thank … Linda McPhee for fruitful discussions and helpful comments. here.

The authors would like to thank … Linda McPhee for helpful comments on an earlier version of the manuscript. here.

We thank Ms. Linda McPhee (www.write-research.com) for her contribution to the preparation of this manuscript. here.

… and Linda McPhee for their helpful suggestions on the manuscript. here.

We thank Ms Linda McPhee http://www.write-research.com for her contribution in the preparation of the manuscript. here.

We thank Ms Linda McPhee http://www.write-research.com for her contribution in the preparation of the manuscript. and here.

We  … thank … Linda McPhee for helpful comments on the manuscript. here.

We thank Ms Linda McPhee http://www.write-research.com for her contribution in preparation of the manuscript. here.

We thank … and Linda McPhee for helpful comments on the manuscript. here.

We thank Ms Linda McPhee (http:// www.write-research.com) for her contribution in the preparation of the manuscript. here.

We thank … Linda McPhee for helpful comments on the manuscript. here.

Linda McPhee helped structure the article and improve the English. here.

Dear Linda, thank you for telling me the secrets of how to compose a scientific paper so that the readers will understand the story and get the message. I learned a lot from you! here

“Linda McPhee is gratefully acknowledged for providing valuable recommendations on the manuscript”. here

and Linda McPhee, for helpful support and comments.  here

We appreciate Linda Mcphee for language editing of this article … here

and Linda McPhee for critically reviewing the manuscript. here

… Linda McPhee http://www.write-research.com for her contribution in preparation of the manuscript. here

We would like to thank …  and Linda McPhee for fruitful discussions and helpful comments. here

…and Linda McPhee for their helpful suggestions on the manuscript. here

Linda McPhee commented and advised on how to write a technical narrative. here

Many thanks also to Linda McPhee for her professional support in preparing this paper. here

We are indebted to … Linda McPhee for her comments on the manuscript… here

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