Writing

Writing, correcting and editing

For writing, editing or correcting texts, you can use the contracted text agency Het Nederlands Tekstbureau. We have made price agreements with this agency.

Transcription

Het Nederlands Tekstbureau also offers transcription services – writing out a spoken recording. Different rates apply to transcription and copywriting.
You can read more about these services on the Employee Portal: Copywriting, correcting and editing. There you will also find the style and writing guide of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

Writing Text/Code

When writing a text, you can use Grammarly for the correct spelling, get clear grammar explanations with hundreds of examples of how grammar is used in natural written and spoken English with English Grammar, and use the Dictionary of the British English Spelling System for the correct British English spelling.
There are some good books about writing as a skill available in the library. Search the catalogue for a book that best suits your needs.

Citing

Plagiarism is the use or close imitation of another person’s work and the representation of them as one's own original work which can occur if you incorrectly acknowledge a source or if you do not comply with the other conditions of citing.
Quoting means to repeat or copy what someone else has said, written or made. This applies not just to a literal representation but also a representation in your own words (paraphrasing). Since it is the work of someone else, you must make that clear and meet the following conditions:

  1. Quotations are made in polemics, announcements, reviews or scientific treatises or for an expression with a similar purpose.
  2. The citation must serve a purpose. It must support the content of the work quoted and not serve as decoration.
  3. The size of the quote should be related to the purpose pursued. For example, long programmes or long texts may not be copied, but short text fragments may. Works of art and photographs may be "quoted" in their entirety.
  4. When quoting, the source, including the author's name, must be clearly indicated. Plagiarism is the use or close imitation of another person’s work and the representation of them as one's own original work which can occur if you incorrectly acknowledge a source or if you do not comply with the other conditions of citing.

Reference Manager RefWorks

With the reference manager RefWorks you can:

  • Collect and store literature references; it is possible to export references from databases. For databases without a direct export option to RefWorks, you can use Google Scholar or Worldcat. You can also enter references manually.
  • Manage literature references by organising them into folders, tagging them with keywords, de-duplicating and searching them.
  • Share literature references with others using shared folders or shared RefWorks accounts.
  • Generate a reading list, where you can choose different styles (APA, MLA, Vancouver, Harvard, etc.).
  • Use the Write-N-Cite add-on to quote in the text.

For more information, please visit this page of the library: Create a reference list/bibliography (RefWorks).