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Month: January 2015

Was It Good for You? How to Write Great Erotica

  by Stacey Donovan, co-author of The Red Shoe Diaries book series   On a subject close to the heart (Light of My Life, or Fire of My Loins?) I explored the important distinction between erotic romance and erotica. Romance is a vast category and publishers of all shapes and sizes have whetstoned its various …

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Why Editing Takes Longer Than Reading

  Caroline Hiley Book Editor | Book Editing Associates Mystery | Crime | Adventure | Suspense | Historical | Westerns Science Fiction and Fantasy | Speculative Fiction| Young Adult | Romance | Literary Fiction Editing a book involves much more than just reading it for typos. That’s because while reading the editor is also analyzing the …

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Logistic regression vs. ordinal logistic regression: getting the interpretation right

by Vicki Lawrence, Book Editing Associates Logistic regression models estimate the log odds of the outcome occurring vs the log odds of the outcome not occurring for a given independent variable (predictor variable). These log odds ratios are not probabilities: instead, they are functions of the probabilities (p) and should be accurately stated in the …

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Data Collection Methodologies for Health Research Projects

by Vicki Lawrence     Data: Do You Need to Collect It? There is a wealth of data available, much of which has been collected through large surveys and medical studies, but has yet to be analyzed. Before deciding that you must collect your own data, consider: Is the information you want already available in other …

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Writing Research Reports: The Elements of Health and Medical Research Report Writing

by Vicki Lawrence Research in the medical and public health fields is ongoing, including the study and reporting of new findings, confirmation of previously reported findings, and the development of ways to build knowledge for the field in general on specific health-related outcomes. Many people find the research process to be exciting and innovative, but who …

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Working with Writing—Working with Writers | Part 1

by Alice Day Book Editing Associates     The writer-editor relationship is like no other because your editor is your advocate and is by your side to help you realize your vision, lending a critical eye when your eyes have become misty from spending too much time looking at your own words. How though, you …

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Light of My Life, or Fire of My Loins?

  By Stacey Donovan, co-author of ZALMAN KING’S RED SHOE DIARIES series When you think of erotica what comes to mind? Porn? Poetry? Fifty Shades of Grey? If you chose Fifty Shades, read on, for the book is categorized as erotic romance, not erotica. This is a crucial distinction to be made when a writer …

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Why Use Census Data? Should You Use Census Data?

by Vicki Lawrence dissertationwriting.com Census data are frequently used in health research to investigate contextual correlates of health outcomes. Some of the variables available in the census include socioeconomic and demographic measures of the geographic area, including median household income, education, and racial distribution. Census data representative of multiple geographic “levels” or areas are typically …

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