What I Wish I Had Known How to Do in Microsoft Word Before Writing My Thesis/Dissertation

2018-10-31T15:46:46+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What I Wish I Had Known How to Do in Microsoft Word Before Writing My Thesis/Dissertation By Loretta Rafay, MS   Many graduate students discover late in the game that they do not know how to use Microsoft Word as well as they thought they did.  Theses and dissertations require a lot of tedious formatting, [...]

Meet our Editor: Nancy Struckman!

2018-10-31T15:46:46+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

Nancy Birn Struckman has worked as an editor and proofreader for over twenty-five years, including as a managing editor for a local newspaper. She is currently the manager of Editing for Style, LLC, where she also edits books and monthly blogs, and enjoys working with graduate students on formatting and proofreading their dissertations, theses, final [...]

Meet Our Editor: Loretta Rafay!

2018-10-31T15:46:46+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Loretta Rafay has over ten years of editing experience in science, humanities, legal, and literary writing. Her specialty is working with English Language Learner academics to prepare theses, dissertations, and journal manuscripts for publication in English. She enjoys helping STEM graduate students plan and structure theses and dissertations. Meaningful public communication of scientific research is [...]

Congratulations, David Vandegrift, Psy.D, Antioch University Seattle!

2018-11-05T17:58:01+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

Congratulations, Dr. David Vandegrift! Please join The Writers’ Exchange in congratulating David Vandegrift in the successful completion of his dissertation: Lived Experience of Military Mental Health Clinicians: Provided Care to OIF and OEF Active Duty Service Members Experiencing War Stress Injury. Military clinicians operated between contradictory military and psychology ethics while providing care to OIF/OEF [...]

Congratulations, Tammera Cooke, Psy.D, Antioch University Seattle!

2018-07-19T02:51:00+00:00Tags: , , , |

Please join The Writers' Exchange in congratulating Dr. Tammera Cooke, PsyD, in the successful completion of her dissertation: Psychology's Struggle to Locate a Moral Vision in a Value-Neutral Framework: A Hermeneutic Perspective on Standard 3.05 of the APA Ethics Code The purpose of this study is to better understand the cultural influences reflected in and [...]

Proofreading Made Easier

2019-02-05T18:03:57+00:00Tags: , |

Proofreading your own writing can be a difficult enterprise. You’ve read the material so many times that your eye doesn’t catch what can be glaring to an outside reader. Errors or typos are too quickly lost to your own field of vision. After all the hard work of conceptualizing, researching, writing and revising, you want [...]

Revising for Clarity and Precision: The Paramedic Method

2018-12-01T23:47:04+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Perhaps you’ve been told that your writing is wordy or that your heavy phrasing confuses your reader. Most writers face this problem of “overwriting.”  However, clear sentences are integral to clarity and facilitating your reader’s understanding. To ensure greater readability, try using the Paramedic Method described here. The “Paramedic Method” is an easy, do-it yourself [...]

Revising for Coherence

2018-12-01T23:36:20+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Readers agree that effective writing proceeds in some sensible order with each sentence following naturally from the one before it. We generally call that “coherence” or the sense that the material is unified. When the material doesn’t feel connected or “whole,” the reader might comment that the organization is “jumpy” or “doesn’t flow well.” The [...]