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 [...]

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 [...]

Find a Community of Writers

2019-03-21T23:20:15+00:00Tags: , |

You don't have to write alone! Recently I found myself re-reading Stephen King’s memoir On Writing. While King writes with a delightful irreverence, he offers a very grounded, no-nonsense perspective about writing. As I read this time, I noticed a recurrent theme that King writes within a deliberate community of other writers. We learn very [...]