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Writing Your Manuscript: Writing Help

Research Writing

When writing your manuscript you may want guidance on organizing, or the contents, or a second pair of eyes to help with proofreading and structural editing.

Here, you will find helpful writing services you can access at institutions you may be affiliated with and resources with advice for research and academic writing.

Writing Resources and Services for Students and Faculty

Ontario Tech University: online writing help website: nool. The website offers a variety of video tutorials, tip sheets, interactive tools and resources in foundational math, academic writing and study strategies to help students and researchers through each step of the writing process.

Whether you are writing a capstone or thesis project in fourth year engineering, a reflective paper in first year health sciences, a lab report in second year science or a research paper in social science, each of these assignments require that you write well.

For those affiliated with Toronto Metropolitan University, there are many resources and services available through Student Life and Learning Support.

Writing centres at the University of Toronto provide individual consultations with trained writing instructors, along with group teaching in workshops and courses. There’s no charge for U of T affiliated students and faculty. All the undergraduate colleges have writing centres for their students, and so do most professional faculties and the School of Graduate Studies.

The Writing Centre is free for students of York University. Though it focuses on help for all faculty disciplines, its tutors and mentors do not yet have a focus on medical writing. The Writing Centre also has a program specifically for graduate students.

Most academic institutions have writing supports, resources and services. If you are not seeing one on your institution's website, try using a search engine or contacting the school's library for more information.

E-books from UHN Libraries

cover image Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses
Cover Image Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers: A Primer for the Non-English Speaker

Or search for more writing texts in UHN Libraries from UHN OneSearch

Writing Services for a Fee

The mission of Science Editor is to provide editors and staff with the knowledge, skills, and concepts they need to run the best version of their journal or other publication in pursuit of improving the scientific literature.

Manuscript Services provides a short list of publishing professionals who provide manuscript consulting services for a fee.

There are also resources available under Resources for Students, DEI in research, and other topics.

The Science Editorium offers for-a-fee editing help to scientists publishing research papers in peer-reviewed journals.  TSE's core service is a Manuscript Health Check:

"A manuscript health check will provide you with a detailed analysis of the structure and flow of your manuscript and constructive feedback for improving your manuscript. The health check will highlight common grammatical errors as well as sections of the manuscript that are difficult to understand and need clarification. This will allow you to improve the readability of your manuscript before it is submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. "


Basic online academic writing advice