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Happy National Grammar Day!

25th August 2022

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.

Thoughtful Thursday: Anxiety about Writing

25th August 2022

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.

Classics that Are Perfect for Summer

25th August 2022

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.

Scholarly Writing: Words and Phrases to Avoid in Your Dissertation

25th August 2022

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

Dissertation Writing: Commonly Misused Words

25th August 2022

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

Dissertation Writing Tips: How to Improve and Strengthen Your Writing

25th August 2022

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.

How to Make the Most out of Your Graduate School Experience

25th August 2022

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: Writing Transitions

25th August 2022

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.

Academic Writing Tips: How to Write an Abstract

25th August 2022

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

How to Write Professional Emails

25th August 2022

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.

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

25th August 2022

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.

Dissertation Writing Tips: Getting out of ABD Status

25th August 2022

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.

The Importance of Proofreading

25th August 2022

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.

How Close Reading Can Help Your Academic Writing

25th August 2022

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

Summer Reading: Books and Workbooks on Academic Writing

25th August 2022

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

How to Deal with Rejection (From Academic Journals)

25th August 2022

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

Basics of Submitting to Academic Journals

25th August 2022

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.

Dissertation Editor: What We Do

25th August 2022

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.

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

25th August 2022

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

Academic Writing Tips: How to Declutter Your Writing

25th August 2022

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

Books to Read Over Winter Break

25th August 2022

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.

Maintaining Your Motivation During Winter Time

25th August 2022

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

National Grammar Day!

25th August 2022

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

April is D.E.A.R. Month

25th August 2022

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

25th August 2022

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.

Finding and Maintaining your Motivation during the Dissertation Process

25th August 2022

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.

Dealing with Feedback

25th August 2020

This blog post might be difficult to read. That isn't a bad thing! Receiving feedback can be uncomfortable, but what you do with the feedback is important.

Initially I had trouble writing my Project scope for my DBA  as I have an undergraduate in English and an MBA which meant I could write essays at a business report level but not a doctorate level. I reached out to Dr Leach at a Thesis Editor and she spoke with me over the phone several times trying to understand what I needed. She also put together a quick turnaround package as my deadline was very close by. Ultimately, she scheduled an appointment with an editor with many years of experience who guided me back onto the right path. My supervisors at university had only helped me a little but the Thesis Editor team have supported me entirely. I am not only grateful but will be working with Thesis Editor for the entirety of my DBA - the next 4 years. Thank you Dr Leach and thank you to the Thesis Editor team for a wonderful experience.

- Rahil Ghazni MBA , Director of Sanctuary Law and Fast Track Training

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