Academic writing includes a formal tone, use of the third-person rather than first-person perspective, clear focus on the issue or topic rather than the author’s opinion, and precise word choice. Writers employing the formal academic style avoid jargon, slang, and abbreviations. It is easy, in everyday writing, to come off as a pompous person if you sling big or less often used words around carelessly, but in the academia world it is expected that a person know and utilize a vast vocabulary.
This is my weekly update on my freelance journey. It is my hope that through these updates you will learn about some of the places that accept freelance writers and learn how the journey progresses. It also is another way I am striving to keep myself accountable.
Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc.: I am currently reading Gandhi’s List of Social Sins, Lessons in Truth by Frank Woolever. I am only on page 32, but thus far I am very impressed with both the presentation of the material and the style it is written in. It starts with a short intro to Gandhi that definitely made me hungry for more. Unfortunately, Mr. Woolever died in 2010 so unless he has further writings that have not been released, I will have to find another author who gives a good biography of Gandhi.
If I had to sum up this book in one work, that word would be ‘Beautiful’. The layout and design is simply spectacular. This is easily a book that could be displayed with pride in any home. Royal Teas with Grace and Style is filled with rich pages featuring beautiful photography, great quotes about teas and interesting information on how to host your own Royal Tea.