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Need to Get Organized? Read These Books

15th September 2020

Getting and staying organized: for some people, it comes naturally. For others, it takes some work and effort.

Alleviating Aches and Pains While Working at your Computer

30th June 2020

If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation, perhaps in addition to sitting in front of a computer screen all day for work, you’re probably familiar with the myriad aches and pains you might develop.

The Benefits of Joining a Book Club

4th June 2020

Book clubs can be a fun, engaging, and educational experience at any time, but especially now during the COVID-19 stay-in-place orders, they can be especially helpful.

Helpful Websites for Writers

2nd June 2020

Whether you’re writing your thesis or dissertation, a journal article, or a novel or memoir, sometimes you need…something else.

Star Wars Day!

4th May 2020

It’s May 4th, the best day of the year for Star Wars fans! Here at Dissertation Editor, we love a good space opera and we love Star Wars.

April is D.E.A.R. Month

7th April 2020

Do you remember DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)? In elementary school, there would be DEAR time, and we’d all stop the lesson and take out a book and have quiet time to read.

Working from Home with Kids During COVID-19

23rd March 2020

Working from home can be challenging enough if you’re not used to it, whether it’s for your job or working on your dissertation or thesis.

Dealing With Feedback

10th March 2020

This blog post might be hard for some of you to read. Good. That’s a good thing – we all need to push our comfort zones and be uncomfortable from time to time.

National Grammar Day!

4th March 2020

March 4th! It’s the only day of the year that is also a complete sentence (march forth!). It’s also National Grammar Day.

Maintaining Your Motivation During Winter Time

21st January 2020

It’s the middle of winter, and in many parts of the country, the temperatures have dropped and snow may be on the ground.

Books to Read Over Winter Break

30th December 2019

It’s winter break for most students, and that means more time: time to work on your thesis or dissertation, time to learn a data analysis program, time to rest and recharge, or time to read a good book.

Dissertation Editor: What We Do

8th October 2019

The school year is getting underway and Dissertation Editor is ready to help! Our name might have the word “dissertation” in it, but did you know that we aren’t just for dissertations or theses? That’s right! We offer a range of services for both students and professionals, at every stage of your career.

Academic Writing Tips: How to Declutter Your Writing

17th September 2019

It’s important to get words down on the page. Without it, you don’t have a thesis or dissertation.

Writing 1000 Words a Day (or 750, or 500...)

10th September 2019

Did our blog headline get your attention? Great! We thought it would. Too good to be true, you might be asking? Nope.

How Close Reading Can Help Your Academic Writing

5th September 2019

In the book Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose examines the link between reading and writing, and how reading informs writing, and vice versa.

Classics that Are Perfect for Summer

6th August 2019

We’ve written posts before about how important it is to read widely, and if you read interviews with writers or talk to an established writer, at some point it’s likely that they’ll tell you that in order to write well, you need to read a lot.

How to Deal with Rejection (From Academic Journals)

23rd July 2019

It happens to everyone. Really, it does – rejection from academic journals. It’s almost a rite of passage.

Summer Reading: Books and Workbooks on Academic Writing

9th July 2019

Summer is a great time to work on any challenges you might have with writing, especially academic writing.

Basics of Submitting to Academic Journals

2nd July 2019

Summer is a great time to start thinking about submitting to journals for publication. You might be working with a professor on research, have you dissertation, or other paper, completed that shows some promise, or you finally have time to finesse that article you’ve been working on.

Setting Reasonable and Attainable Goals in Dissertation Writing

16th April 2019

The dissertation writing process is a long one – the dissertation process itself is more like an Ironman triathlon than a quick sprint.

The Importance of Proofreading

12th March 2019

During the dissertation writing process, we get a lot of clients who are aware of the value of editing, rewriting, and revising, but did you know that a final proofread is just as important as the initial editing, if not more so? When we work with a client, after the editing process (both line and then copy) is over and the client thinks they have the finished product ready to go, we will often suggest a final proofread and format order.

Dissertation Writing Tips: Getting out of ABD Status

18th December 2018

You’ve probably seen people sign their emails “So-and-so, PhD, ABD.” Don’t do that. You are either a PhD candidate or a PhD, not a “PhD ABD.

How to Utilize National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Even for Your Dissertation!

1st November 2018

It’s November, and it’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Although it was developed for people writing novels, many people use it to write nonfiction.

How to Write Professional Emails

23rd October 2018

You’re probably wondering why we’re devoting a whole blog post to the simple task of emailing – after all, we all do it, right? What could we possibly blog about? Well…a lot, it turns out.

Academic Writing Tips: How to Write an Abstract

3rd October 2018

If you’ve written a research paper, journal article, thesis, or dissertation, you likely have to write (or have written) an abstract.

Dissertation Writing Tips: Writing Transitions

18th September 2018

Many clients come to Dissertation Editor with notes from the professor that say “choppy,” or they’re told that their ideas need to flow better.

How to Make the Most out of Your Graduate School Experience

4th September 2018

Graduate school is a unique experience and though it’s cliché, it really is what you make of it. Whether you’re attending an in-person program, low-residency program, or completely online program, it’s important to make the most of it, no matter what that might look like for you.

Dissertation Writing Tips: How to Improve and Strengthen Your Writing

27th July 2018

Nathaniel Hawthorne once said “Easy reading is damn hard writing.” He was right, of course. Good writing takes time and practice, and even if you have a natural inclination toward writing, it’s still not easy.

Finding and Maintaining your Motivation during the Dissertation Process

5th July 2018

Most people writing a dissertation have heard the comparisons to a “marathon, not a sprint.” While that’s not wrong, sometimes that’s not entirely helpful, either.

Dissertation Writing: Commonly Misused Words

3rd July 2018

Writing well is hard, no doubt about it. English can be confusing, especially if it's not your first language.

Scholarly Writing: Words and Phrases to Avoid in Your Dissertation

26th June 2018

Academic writing is much different than writing for the general population, and it can take some time to get acclimated.

Thoughtful Thursday: Anxiety about Writing

3rd May 2018

Anxiety during graduate school is normal, and a small amount of anxiety can actually be healthy. However, if it starts interfering with work, daily routine, or mood, it can be a sign of a problem.

Happy National Grammar Day!

4th March 2018

https://youtu.be/RPoBE-E8VOc Quick, what day of the year is also a complete sentence? Why, March 4th, of course! (March forth!) It’s also National Grammar Day.

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