"Even those (librarians) who write well often don't...This book can get you writing! In it, author Marta Deyrup shares insights about not only writing professionally—but publishing as well. Perhaps this book can provide just the nudge you or a co-worker needs to follow this potentially successful professional pathway."
"Having published professionally as a librarian for over twenty-five years, this book is great for those just beginning their career and for those whose job duties include producing documents related to outreach, communication, and marketing."
"The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Professional Publication is an excellent primer for writing scenarios that librarians are likely to face across their career – from research focused writing to administrative and professional writing. Utilizing a systematic template method and speaking to common obstacles and challenges in the writing process Deyrup's clear and accessible work is a valuable tool in enabling students, academics and professionals to communicate more effectively and efficiently."
"As an editor of four LIS peer-reviewed journals, I am elated that such a comprehensive and thorough guide to professional writing for librarians is now available. From the basics and vagaries of professional writing to publication venues to peer-review submissions related to promotion and tenure, this guide provides everything necessary to enhance career aspirations through publication and name recognition."
"For the hesitant and confident writer alike, Deyrup's book will guide readers through the often-intimidating but nonetheless necessary process of writing in a variety of contexts. Numerous tips and tricks, communicated in an engaging and conversational style, provide readers with concrete strategies for success, no matter their point of departure.
In this book, Deyrup thinks of everyone - young and old, native speakers and learners of English, writers of all variety of projects from wedding toasts to reports, from letters of recommendation to scholarly articles, from emails to tweets. In today's technophilic society, where the emphasis can often be placed on the technologies themselves, the "craft" as Deyrup calls it, of effective written communication can seemingly be all but forgotten. Yet, as Deyrup shows by example, there's a reason we should all think about practicing to be better writers and communicators. With her thorough content and patient voice, Deyrup demonstrates not only the importance of the form and the content of the message, but ultimately reminds us why we bother - because connecting with our audience is imperative, whatever our goal and regardless of context.
Perhaps more so than ever before, in this time of information overload, learning to communicate well in writing is key. This charming, useful, authoritative, and imminently readable book should be required reading for all information professionals and aspiring information professionals."