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Master Class on Writing Research for Publication


An intensive course which provides a unique opportunity to review, edit and reivise your scholarly writing in real time.

Who Should Attend
Health sciences researchers, clinical researchers, social sciences researchers, education professionals, health education professionals. Participants should have personal experience trying to get their work published, i.e. should have written at least one manuscript in recent past and submitted it to a journal, although it does not have to have been accepted. Participants will maximize their learning if they bring an in-progress manuscript to work on during the Master Class.

Past Participants' Experiences
  Each session was worthwhile and engaging - not an easy achievement! I have a better sense of how to approach a writing project - my own or someone else's. I learned strategies that can be adapted to a wide range of projects.
  The individual writing time gave us the opportunity to immediately apply the principles to our own work.
  The master class gave me language and a practical approach for 'cleaning up' my writing.
  The most important thing I learned is that your paper is not a report of what you did, it is the story of what you learned.
  Overall, fantastic! I feel like I am leaving with a toolbox full of tips, tricks and tactics to immediately apply to my own writing. Thank you!
  I rediscovered the joy of writing.

Course Highlights
expert writing instruction for scholarly publication
- powerful strategies for increasing persuasiveness and clarity
- useful pearls to demystify grammar
- helpful approaches for editing others' writing
- small group instruction with individualized feedback
- dedicated time to write and revise a work-in-progress

Course Lead

Lorelei Lingard

Lorelei Lingard, PhD
CERI Director; Professor, Department of Medicine
Expert academic writer and writing instructor; rhetorician and lover of language

Facilitation Team


Sayra Cristancho, PhD
CERI Scientist; Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Adaptive and process-driven writer; engineer fascinated with writing style and structure


Mark Goldszmidt, MD, MHPE, PhD
CERI Associate Director; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Education researcher and reviewer; clinician-scientist with a passion for getting the story right


Chris Watling, MD, PhD
CERI Scientist; Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences
Academic writer and editor; believer in the power of a great sentence

Tuition includes expert writing instruction, a one-on-one consultation with faculty, and dedicated time to write/revise a work-in-progress; course materials, a writing styles publication, and links to additional writing resources; breakfasts, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks. Tuition does NOT include accommodations, travel-related costs or evening meals.

Registrations will be processed on a first come, first served bases and confirmed upon payment of tuition. Anticipated course size is 25-30 people.

Course Dates & Location
Dates and location for the next Master Class are not currently available. If you would like to be added to a contact roster or wait list, please email

The Master Class on Writing Research for Publication is offered jointly by the Centre for Education Research & Innovation (CERI) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).