Solid writing skills are crucial for the success of every investigator. Yet many young researchers struggle with writing and waste precious time in procrastination and self-doubt.
Even though writing clearly and efficiently is not easy, it can be learned!
I support junior researchers in natural & life sciences on their way to writing expertise.
My innovative writer-based approach combines findings from writing research and didactics with my personal experience as a doctoral student and researcher.
Choose from my services the right format for your needs:
Workshops to learn and practice the know-how of scientific writing
Writing groups to develop writing proficiency and achieve long-term writing goals.
One-on-one consultations & text feedback to effectively address individual challenges
Writing laboratory to get your paper written & ready for publication
Writing retreats to dive deeply into the current writing project and create momentum for steady progress
Systematic curriculum for optimal writing development of PhD students
***COVID-19 pandemic: All Workshops, Writing groups & WriteUp courses take place ONLINE***
Participant feedback to the adapted online workshops
Zoom integration was very good.
I found that it worked surprisingly well online. My fear was that it gets tedious having a course over this many hours, but it was actually fun and interesting, probably because it was very interactive.
This was one of the first events during this online semester where I never thought “Oh well, this is okay but you can feel this doesn’t really work in an online format.” Martina did a great job organizing everything strictly (e.g. taking an 8 minute break at one point and being very clear about it), being always on time and calling people by their names so it always worked out to talk in order and to discuss things.
Martina is so passionate about writing and about how to improve writing skills!
Thank you very much for your consultation. The thesis turned out well and I got a Deutsche Telekom prize for it! Having a strategy and seeing writing as a process helps a lot. I definitely learned that from you.
Martina leads a great workshop! She knows what’s important for PhD students to focus on and provides a space for us to develop our skills.
Group leader feedback
The workshop gave the students very clear and useful tools at hand to structure the manuscript and to write in an efficient and concise manner. The students are now progressing much faster with their manuscripts. I am very glad about Martina’s input on that!
Martina is a committed and enthusiastic writing trainer. She has carried out several workshops & a writing group for our PhD program — the participants were delighted! I especially appreciate her result-oriented approach and her clear & direct way of communication.