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Revising Your Dissertation : Advice from Leading Editors - Beth Luey

Revising Your Dissertation

Advice from Leading Editors

By: Beth Luey (Editor)

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Published: 11th October 2004
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"What do editors want? A full spectrum of answers is revealed by the experts who here set forth, with wit and good sense, the arts of revising a dissertation. The result provides rare insight into the process of finding the most effective ideas, passions, and structures for a well-turned revision."--Douglas Mitchell, Executive Editor, The University of Chicago Press

"At last! An authoritative, up-to-date, succinct, intelligent, and witty guide to making the transition from dissertation to book. I will recommend this book to my publishing colleagues as readily as to would-be authors. It is a must-give to a graduating Ph.D."--Charles Grench, Assistant Director and Senior Editor, The University of North Carolina Press

"Anyone planning to revise a dissertation will find no better guide than this. Beth Luey deserves our thanks for recruiting some of the best editors in the business to help aspiring authors understand and deal with the many challenges of turning a thesis into a successful book. From advice on basic matters of organization and style to pointers aimed at writers in different disciplines, this book will be indispensable for scholars just beginning their careers, but it should also be useful for more senior scholars who want to improve their chances of having their proposals received favorably by busy acquiring editors."--Sanford G. Thatcher, Director, Penn State University Press

"Anyone planning to revise a dissertation will find no better guide than this. Beth Luey deserves our thanks for recruiting some of the best editors in the business to help aspiring authors understand and deal with the many challenges of turning a thesis into a successful book." - Sanford G. Thatcher, Director, Pennsylvania State University Press; "What do editors want? A full spectrum of answers is revealed by the experts who here set forth, with wit and good sense, the arts of revising a dissertation." - Douglas Mitchell, Executive Editor, University of Chicago Press; "At last! An authoritative, up-to-date, succinct, intelligent, and witty guide to making the transition from dissertation to book. I will recommend this book to my publishing colleagues as readily as to would be authors. It is a must-give to a graduating Ph.D." - Charles Grench, Assistant Director and Senior Editor, University of North Carolina Press"

Introduction: Is the Publishable Dissertation an Oxymoron?
Rethinking and Revising
You're an Author Now
What Is Your Book About?
Turning Your Dissertation Rightside Out
Finding Your Voice
Time to Trim: Notes, Bibliographies, Tables, and Graphs
Disciplinary Variations
The Humanities: Caught in the Middle
Putting Passion into Social Science
From Particles to Articles: The Inside Scoop on Scientific Publishing
Illustrated Ideas: Publishing in the Arts
Regional Books: A Sense of Place
Professional Publishing: Making a Difference
Conclusion: The Ticking Clock
Frequently Asked Questions Useful Reading
About the Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780520242555
ISBN-10: 0520242556
Audience: General
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 11th October 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.314