I am looking for a talented blog writer with experience of technical academic writing to proof read and rewrite the attached article 'Distant Cities' on rooftop agriculture in cities in a creative and engaging blog article (1000 word limit) for main body.
The Blog Article should follow a logical structure, for example:
3. Main body text of the Blog Article;
1. Title: The Blog title should be apt and engaging. Grab the reader’s attention but make sure the blog does what it says it will do. Puns are acceptable. The title could be a question.
2. Introduction: Bearing in mind the notes above and the marking criteria, arguably the ideal ingredients of the introductory paragraph/s will be: • the topic & focus – explain the subtext of the title and aims of your blog. You may wish to express this in the first person
• the importance of the chosen topic – what is the environmental / adaptation / social context? Why is this an important topic to write about now? How have recent research &/or practice developed knowledge and understanding of this area of the field?; • how your Blog Article will be structured – i.e. the objectives, outline the sub-sections/topics; define the scope and boundaries of the study.
3. Main body text: • Consider the scope and key messages carefully. How much can you cover within the length of this assignment? • Ensure your Blog follows a logical sequence and the information is easy to follow;
• Paragraphs need to start with a topic sentence: well-organised paragraph supports or develops a central idea. The topic sentence at the start of the paragraph should explain the thesis of the paragraph and unify the content of the rest of the paragraph; • The main body text should be written in the passive voice, using objective language, i.e. emphasizing the information that you want to convey and the arguments you want to make – what you ‘think’ or ‘believe’ is of lesser importance. This means avoiding words such as “I”, “my”, “we” or “myself” and referring to yourself as “the author”. Objective, critical appraisal: • Bring together relevant information from a variety of official sources (e.g. government policy), a range of peer-reviewed ‘primary literature’ i.e. academic journal papers, other ‘secondary literature’ and ‘unofficial’ sources such as books, web-sites, trade and industry information, and perhaps some from the media, other blogs etc. to contextualise discourse on the issue; • These need to be compared and contrasted against each other (Do findings / data from different sources agree or disagree?); • Explicit evaluation of the quality and validity of information needs to be included (how trustworthy is it? how reliable? is it peer reviewed? is it official or un-official? etc); • Demonstrate your understanding of the range of research / data / opinion on a given topic, highlight what appears to be the current orthodox position, and summarise your balanced appraisal of the implications of the arguments that you are developing in your essay.
4. Conclusion: The concluding remarks should summarise the case made and comment on wider limitations and implications. Remind the reader of the key findings and/or arguments developed within your Blog Article and review relevant limitations of the article, implications of its findings and/or suggestions for further research. Engage the readership by inviting comments and feedback on the article.
5. Referencing: Provide evidence to support each statement in harvard reference style– e.g. in the form of data, evidence, argument, opinions, quotations, figures, tables, images etc. Avoid unreferenced assertions! Providing hyperlinks to external sources is encouraged to allow the ‘target audience’ (an ‘interested layperson’) to verify where you have sourced your information, but it is also advisable to provide citations in case the links become broken in the process of uploading the content.