January 30, 2022
Dissertation Reference List Dos and Don’ts

Dissertation reference lists are long, and one of the most persistent writing issues I see as a dissertation coach is missing, inaccurate, and incomplete references and citations. Here are some dos and don’ts to help you keep your dissertation reference list under control. Do: Keep complete bibliographical information for EVERY source you look at. Do […]

January 23, 2022
Should You Hire an Academic Editor for Your Final Dissertation Draft?

You may be wondering whether it’s really worth the extra time and expense to hire an academic editor for your final dissertation draft. By the time you reach the stage of researching and writing your dissertation, you are already a pretty good writer. You have kick-ass ideas, a fascinating thesis, and a thorough understanding of […]

January 14, 2022
The Ethics of Hiring an Editor

For many people (especially those who are already confident writers), the ethics of hiring an editor may feel a little hazy. Whether we are talking about a resume, a paper for publication, or a college application essay, the fact that we are often judged and assessed on our ability to produce quality writing raises a […]

January 2, 2022
The Importance of Alignment in Your Dissertation Proposal

One common issue dissertation students face when writing their proposal is that the problem statement, the research questions, and the literature review fail to match up properly. This is known as a lack of “alignment,” and it happens when students have so many ideas that the dissertation proposal becomes unfocused and rambling. In this article, […]

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