Revising Your Dissertation: Advice from Leading Editors

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Beth Luey
University of California Press, Oct 15, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 263 pages
The aftermath of graduate school can be particularly trying for those under pressure to publish their dissertations. Written with good cheer and jammed with information, this lively guide offers hard-to-find practical advice on successfully turning a dissertation into a book or journal articles that will appeal to publishers and readers. It will help prospective authors master writing and revision skills, better understand the publishing process, and increase their chances of getting their work into print. This edition features new tips and planning tables to facilitate project scheduling, and a new foreword by Sandford G. Thatcher, Director of Penn State University Press.
 

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Contents

Youre the Author
19
Turning Your Dissertation Rightside
45
Bringing Your Own Voice to the Table
71
Tables and Graphs
104
The Humanities
131
Putting Passion into Social Science
149
The Inside Scoop
166
Publishing in the Arts
182
Regional Books
201
Professional Publishing
212
The Ticking Clock
231
Frequently Asked Questions
241
Useful Reading
253
Index
259
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Beth Luey, Founding Director Emerita of the Scholarly Publishing Program at Arizona State University, is author of Handbook for Academic Authors and Editing Documents and Texts.

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