Want to Sound Like an Expert? I Can Help.

Greetings, writers!

Welcome to writelikeaphd.com, the blog that will help you develop the writing skills you need to sound like an expert.

I’m Rebecca H. Bond, and I earned my PhD from Louisiana State University in 2016. I’ve published and presented my research in-print and online with professional organizations and social media groups. Plus, I’ve spent the last several years working as a freelance editor, and I’m also a voracious reader of fiction and non-fiction writing.

Basically, writing, research, and editing is my day (and night) job, and I’m here to pass my know-how on to you.

While there are a variety of blogs that can help you improve your writing, this particular website will take a slightly different approach. I want to help you make your writing better, and I want to help you to enhance your credibility as someone who produces interesting, relevant content.

More simply, I don’t want you to just sound pretty; I want you to sound like an expert. Like someone who knows what they’re talking about. Like someone who should be listened to.

How Does One Sound Like an Expert?

Well, let’s look at the definition: expert – a person who has comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of a skill or in a particular area. So, if you have 10 years of experience knitting, you’ve probably got some serious expertise on loop stitches. Likewise, if you’ve been running your landscaping business for 5 years, you’ve likely got some excellent insight into keeping your grass looking healthy.

However, knowing stuff isn’t enough to sound like an expert. You also need to effectively communicate the credible, reliable information you possess.

Developing comprehensive and authoritative knowledge takes a lot of time. It also takes research and critical analysis. Communicating what you know in an effective manner requires a great deal of effort and practice. It also takes good writing and presentation skills.

In essence, you can better sound like an expert by presenting your well-honed knowledge via polished, accessible writing or speaking.

Alright, Tell me More.

Writing is thinking. Good writing necessitates good thinking, and good thinking requires credible knowledge and solid analytical skills. And I’ve got the know-how to help you learn how to write and think well.

Because you see, good writing and good thinking isn’t just about the words you choose and the order you put them in. Good writing and good thinking require you to figure out what matters, what doesn’t, and how to convince other people that your analysis is worth their time.

Some of the topics I’ll cover on writelikeaphd.com to help you develop these skills:

  • Developing or refining your ideas;
  • Researching relevant topics;
  • Determining what constitutes reliable evidence;
  • Planning your writing project(s);
  • Writing credible, knowledgeable, and accessible text;
  • Making logical, persuasive arguments;
  • Revising and editing your works; and
  • Fine-tuning the grammar and mechanics of the English language.

If you want to learn how to conceptualize, organize, and execute effective, credible, and expert writing, then you’re in the right place. New posts go up every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 AM EST. You can also follow me on Twitter throughout the week.

Cool. What’s Having a PhD Got to do with It?

You complete three main tasks when you’re earning your PhD: 1) developing comprehensive and authoritative knowledge, 2) formulating original and relevant research, and 3) communicating what you know.

Now, most people probably won’t need PhD-level knowledge in their daily lives, but many of the research, writing, and analytical skills I developed to earn my doctorate are useful and relevant to just about anyone. Even better, they’re transferable. To you.

With my help, you won’t just sound pretty. You can sound credible. You can sound knowledgeable. You can sound like an expert. And? You too can write like a PhD.

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