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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

If you are submitting to a professional journal that (like many) puts a short blurb about the author(s) somewhere in the article or journal, you could provide a suggested blurb and ensure that there ...
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

As a person of color, I've sometimes had a version of the same dilemma. Is there a professional organization for people of your gender and expertise? If so, you could join the organization, and then ...
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

I also have a confusing first name. When I want to clarify, I sign email as "Firstname Lastname (Ms.)". That conveys my gender as effectively as "Ms. Firstname Lastname", but by putting the title at ...
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

I once saw someone in your situation address the problem by adding a (gendered) middle name to signatures. This could either be your real middle name if you have one, or a nickname that you're ...
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

Use a courtesy title which reflects your gender. Sign your submission as "Ms. Morgan Meredith." Subtle but unambiguous.
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

This answer may be controversial and it hinges on you having stated that your "work speaks for itself"... If you assume the tech industry has a bias towards men, then not stating you are a woman ...
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Personal or impersonal in a technical resume

While I get the feeling this might get deemed "opinion based" I've reviewed a few hundred technical CVs in my time (for my sins) so here goes nothing! Personal Use of "I.." or "My role.." type ...
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

Another option you may want to consider is to add your preferred pronouns to your email signature. I'm in academia, and I'm starting to see this more frequently. It's particularly useful for trans or ...
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Personal or impersonal in a technical resume

I would skip the poetry, but use the personal approach. Project X I had several duties on this project. My primary responsibility was mixing dangerous chemicals in a cauldron for various experiments, ...
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Writing accomplishments on a resume

It's not formally correct sentence structure, but it occurs in many types of writing and I've not heard of anyone being confused by it. In a novel, it could be considered part of the narrator's style ...
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

Your work should speak for itself. If they address you in an incorrect formal manner, such as Mr, Mrs, or Miss, then just respond with a thanks with the correct or preferred title. Your appearance, ...
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Writing accomplishments on a resume

Context is key to what the rules of grammar are. Any grammarian who tells you English lacks hidden subjects is talking about how a complete sentence looks. But the rules for bullet points can be a ...
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Need recommendation re: online resume format

Pretend you are writing an email, and that the recipient will read it as plain text. "To put spacing between sections, hit 'enter' instead of using the space bar.... To highlight subheadings, use all ...
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Can I use an abbreviated two-digit format for year in a resume?

According to this source the correct symbol to abbreviate year using two digits is an apostrophe: When abbreviating a year, remove the first two numbers and indicate the omission by using an ...
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How can I avoid using I repetitively in a resume/about me?

Most résumés seem to solve this issue by creating bullet points and starting each bullet point with the verb.
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Personal or impersonal in a technical resume

The personal style has one big advantage, especially for people who are a bit shy about "selling themselves". If your sentences start with "I", they are (by definition) about what you actually did. ...
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

Because of the lack of diversity in the tech industry, many of these companies are looking to add diversity to their contributor pools, so they place priority on people of color, women, LGBTQ writers, ...
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How would I give a reference of my YouTube channel in the Resume?

It is always worth thinking about what you can do to make your resume stand out against the crowd. My response is below (but not in the exact order you asked). Under the heading "Professional Profile"...
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

You could create an avatar with a feminine name that you consistently use over the internet. Take for instance the avatar 'Lady of the Labyrinth' (not a professional name to be used in ICT, I agree). ...
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How can I avoid using I repetitively in a resume/about me?

Speaking as a former division manager of a public company that has hired dozens of programmers and engineers and read hundreds of resumes: Use "I". It is expected. Stick to the facts, do not engage ...
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What are the differences in writing a narrative between a CV and a resume?

I have both a resume and a CV; I am a research scientist with a PhD and two Master's degrees. Both a resume and a CV are telling a prospective employer what you can do for them, and how you can be a ...
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Resume sentence fragment conundrum

I have found only one point: the punctuation. You end the bullet point with a full stop although it is not a complete sentence. You can do that if this is the last list item and all previous items end ...
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What tool will help me track sentences and paragraphs in resumes and cover letters so I can use this database to tailor new ones?

Personally I use an Excel workbook; the individual spreadsheets hold certain thematically divided elements like opening sentences, skills, personal qualities, relevant experience, etc... Within those ...
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What are the differences in writing a narrative between a CV and a resume?

A resumé is telling a potential employer what you can do. A CV is you showing a potential employer what you have done. To use an entertainment analogy, if someone were casting for a new part in a ...
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Personal or impersonal in a technical resume

A common convention is to use the personal approach but skip most first-person pronouns to avoid repeating them too much: Determined how to mix dangerous chemical ingredients in a cauldron to ...
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How can I avoid using I repetitively in a resume/about me?

Modern thinking on the use of pronouns ('I') in resumes is that they should be avoided. The reason for this is simple - anyone who reads it already knows that the information is about you. The ...
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?

Use either a Ms. or Mrs. in front of your name on the application. If they still can not get the clue, it is not your fault! I am a native English speaker having lived in the USA all my life. I ...
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How do I find somebody to review my CV?

Try http://www.fiverr.com - but make sure you check out a few people before you hire anyone. Also make sure that the person uses correct English in their profile or you are just hiring someone who has ...
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Can I use an abbreviated two-digit format for year in a resume?

Why? Is that extra bit of space needed for something? My advice is to stick with the generally accepted four digit year. While resume styles evolve, this is not the place for you to push the envelope....
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