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IT Startup Poised for International Success

After just 3 months on the market, the ComWriter startup hits 5,000 registered users from 39 countries. ComWriter is a cloud-based writing application for students and faculty to write assignments, dissertations and journal articles. This innovative product combines a word processor, a bibliographic tool, and an online library within the same platform. ComWriter’s primary innovation is the auto formatting of references and text to academic standards with one click of the mouse using pre-defined styles.

ComWriter hits 5000 Sign Ups

Dr Glassop, a former academic and IT executive, is the founder of ComWriter. Linda said “This is a very exciting milestone to reach for our fledgling company.” “It demonstrates that there is a significant need for an innovative writing tool in Higher Education.”

Linda has had her fair share of dissenters. After all it requires a lot of courage to take on Microsoft Word AND Endnote in one hit. Linda explains “Word is 22 years old, and Endnote is 17 years old.” “It is about time we had a product designed specifically for academic work.”

The productivity gains with ComWriter have seen undergraduates getting High Distinctions for their assignments, and PhD students flocking to the  app. While ‘app’ seems to be an understatment for this behemonth platform, the future looks rosie for this Australian innovation.

There is a FREE version for High School students to get University-ready. Looks like Linda has thought of everything!

Issued: 2 December, 2014

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ComWriter: finalist in AIMIA Awards 2014 ‘Best of Websites & Online: education & learning’

AIMI Awards

AIMI Awards

The Annual AIMIA Awards are the longest running and most prestigious Awards in Australia’s Digital Industry. Entries are judged by a panel of over 160 Australian & International industry experts.

Auto format your writing to academic standards

Auto format your writing to academic standards

All winners will be celebrated at the 20th Annual AIMIA Awards ceremony in April 2014.


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January 16, 2014 · 3:14 AM

Thumbs up for ComWriter!

What the New Learning Times had to say about ComWriter:

Comwriter is a platform that provides tools to make writing an academic paper less stressful. Every function in the platform works to make it easier for writers to organize their thoughts and writing. Some of these functions include templates of different paper styles and online space to upload and organize digital resources used for writing papers. Users can apply APA or MLA style to their paper even after they begin writing. There are also tools that help users monitor their progress like due date reminders and a display of the word count.

By Demetri Lales.  January 09, 2014

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Australian Government increases research funding

In November 2013, the Hon. C. Pyne, Minister for Education, announced that the government “will deliver a clear strategy, one that lays out a path to growing a world class education and research industry, that realises our economic potential, reduces barriers and frees the sector to be more productive and globally competitive.” He further announced an increase in funding of A$522m (1177 projects) for the research and innovation sector.

ComWriter is a writing tool that directly supports productivity within the research sector.

– store resources within your writing application

– capture bibliographic data easily

– mobile technology to take research with you in the cloud

– write productively using modern tools; collapse sections, drop’n’drag paragraphs to re-order

– leave formatting for others to consider by using pre-defined styles to academic standards (e.g., APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago, Turabian)

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