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Writing in the public service
via The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Policy Brief
part of the Assignment Planner series. Get help breaking down the work into manageable steps based on your due dates.
Government of Canada advertising annual reports
"...a summary of government-wide advertising activities. Consult advertising annual reports, find upcoming release dates and learn about the report’s production process."
Public Service Commission Style Guide
From the Government of Canada, this is for public service writers, editors and consultants who contribute to Public Service of Canada documents.
Get help with your writing & formatting citations.
- Chicago (both "author-date" AND "notes & bibliography" styles)
Writing and Communication Centre
UWaterloo's virtual Writing and Communication Centre.
Meet with teaching associates about any writing project. Work with them on:
- writing anything from a memo to a major research paper
- learning how to revise, edit, and proofread
- organizing your thoughts and ideas
- incorporating your research and citing sources
Be an organized writer
- Annotated bibliographies
- Research essays
- Policy briefs
- Literature reviews
- Critical reflections
- Article reviews
Establish yourself as an author
1. Create your open researcher identification
Consider creating an Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCiD provides you with a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.
- ORCiD enables you to obtain a unique 16 digit identification number that can be used to tie you to your work.
2. Know your author rights
- Author Rights (UWaterloo Library guide)
Your Rights, and Keeping Them; Publishing Considerations; Theses Concerns
3. Submit your work for publication
For example: "The Sankofa Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that supports the amplification of subaltern and marginalized voices at the University of Waterloo. The journal encourages submissions from all University of Waterloo communities (staff, faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students) from across all faculties and disciplines. Sankofa encourages us to 'look back' to 'move forward' by challenging traditional and eurocentric ideals of scholarship. We seek interdisciplinary works (original content that is rooted with-in and with-out the academe) that are rooted in praxis."