Writing and Research Tips
Need to Get Organized? Read These Books
15th September 2020Getting 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 2020If 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 2020Book 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 2020Whether 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 2020It’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 2020Do 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 2020Working 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 2020This 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 2020March 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 2020It’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 2019It’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 2019The 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 2019It’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 2019Did 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 2019In 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 2019We’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 2019It 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 2019Summer 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 2019Summer 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 2019The 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 2019During 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 2018You’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 2018It’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 2018You’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 2018If 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 2018Many 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 2018Graduate 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 2018Nathaniel 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 2018Writing 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 2018Academic 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 2018Anxiety 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 2018https://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.