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Managing Writing Projects

A guide to managing writing projects


This guide offers tips and information for managing writing projects. It focuses mostly on longer projects (chapters, dissertations, books), but its advice is applicable to managing projects of all sizes.


This guide is divided into three major parts:

  1. Citation Management
    • Covers basics of using citation management software.
    • Get started with Zotero using the Quick Start Tutorial videos.
  2. Word Tips & Tricks
    • Covers more advanced uses of Word for fairly specific purposes in writing projects. This is not an introduction to Word - this section assumes some basic familiarity with Word (or comparable word processor software).
  3. Data and File Management
    • Covers strategies for managing files (documents, PDFs, etc.), resources, outlines, and more for larger projects or when juggling multiple projects.