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Publication Assistance

In the shifting landscape of writing and research, many doctorates and professionals are looking to diversify beyond traditional academic audiences and reach new readers to develop new conversations around their work. At Dissertation Editor, we understand these changes and seek to help our clients meet them.

“From initial consultation to completion of my dissertation, the team members at Dissertation Editor exceeded my expectations in every regard. Their expertise, professionalism, compassion, and commitment to helping me succeed were exemplary. While consistently demonstrating a deep commitment to the highest standards of academic integrity, they helped me refine my dissertation to the highest level of excellence possible. The amount of time they saved me was incalculable, due in no small part to their always on-point guidance and ability to provide statistical and dissertation editing on an expedited basis. Looking back, engaging Dissertation Editor was one of the smartest decisions I made during my Ph.D. candidacy, and I will be grateful forever that I discovered them when I did.”

Rod M.

Scalable Services for Diverse Publication Goals

All of our editing, formatting, consultation, and data analysis services are available to those pursuing publication projects. For those seeking to publish their writing and research in traditional academic outlets, such as a peer-reviewed journal, these services can be tailored to meet the requirements of the target publication. Publication assistance for such projects is in accordance with the editorial support typically provided by an academic press. Read about our services here.

We also provide additional commercial publication services to those wishing to pursue expanded pathways in trade- and self-publication outside of academia, including branding, design, and under some circumstances ghostwriting. Our book projects in this vein include technical manuals, self-help books, personal memoirs, and management guides for business and education. Publication assistance for such projects is in accordance with the support typical of a commercial publisher. Read more about these services below. Please note that, in accordance with our strict Academic Integrity Policy, we do not under any circumstances provide ghostwriting services for projects intended for traditional academic outlets or career tracks.

Academic and Scientific Publication

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

The task of distilling hundreds of dissertation pages into a 16- to 25-page journal article can be a daunting one for those who come to the process with limited experience in academic publishing or a lack of traditional support networks. Our full suite of academic editorial services is available to help you bridge the gap. Read our detailed description of those services here.

To start the project, a developmental editor will read your entire dissertation cover to cover. Then, we will arrange a one-on-one consultation between your and the developmental editor to collaboratively develop an article outline and writing plan. Once your first draft is complete, a second editor on our team will review the article to make sure it is completely error free and conforms to the submission guidelines of the selected journal.

While we cannot guarantee acceptance to your target journal, we can ensure that your final manuscript will fully adhere to submission requirements in all technical respects.

For more information, please contact us or submit your materials for review.

Partnerships in Data Publishing

For the scientific and professional sectors, we partner with researchers, developers, labs, and institutions to help them get their data out to the public and into peer-reviewed publications. If your institution, foundation, or private practice has produced raw data and wishes to partner with a writing team to disseminate that data, our team of statisticians, editors, and writers can help turn your material into publishable work. For more information about that process, please contact us.

From the Academic to the Public

Are you thinking about how to rework your academic writing or research to represent it as a widely accessible book manuscript suitable for a trade press or self-publication? If so, we are here to help!

In the rapidly changing landscape of writing and research, more and more doctorates and professionals are looking beyond the traditional boundaries of academia to reach new readers and develop new conversations around their work. But transforming your dissertation or research into a widely accessible book can be a daunting task. While your book may reflect many of the same themes and arguments as your academic writing, major revisions are necessary to ensure that your manuscript is readable, compelling, and accessible to a wider audience than that of your dissertation committee or academic colleagues.

Converting academic writing into a non-fiction book requires a specialized type of developmental editor—one who is both fluent in the conventions of academic publication and conversant in the requirements of popular press composition and rhetoric. If an editor lacks the ability to anticipate the attentions of a broader, non-academic audience or is overly technical in their approach, your book will become a rigid text that won’t achieve wide readership. Conversely, a popular press editor may struggle to comprehend higher-level concepts and thus fail to accurately synthesize your academic content into accessible form.

Our developmental editors offer the perfect balance of a rigorous scholarship and a gifted wordsmith. We can help you rework your austere academic text into captivating prose that is not only accessible to a wider public readership, but can be shared with and enjoyed by your colleagues, friends, family, and professional or business communities.

Flexible Process

We can work with you in a variety of ways to develop your project into a compelling book. We’ll first review and discuss your materials with you in detail and determine an effective plan of action based on your budget and specific needs. Our services include a range of options from basic editing to helping you redevelop and rewrite the text to designing your branding and layout.

Our services include:

  • Removing, rewriting, or clarifying specialized terms
  • Formatting and typesetting per various trade presses
  • Restructuring content to make it more readable and accessible
  • Revisions to tone, voice, flow, and more
  • Rewriting existing content
  • Ghostwriting new content based on author guidance
  • Research assistance to expand upon and update your research

As noted above, ghostwriting services are not available for projects intended for traditional academic outlets or career tracks. For further details, please refer to our Academic Integrity Policy.

To discuss our various book publication options, please contact Dr. Allen Roda, who oversees our Publication Operations, at

So many students, professionals, and aspiring writers harbor hopes of one day publishing a book. Whether you are writing for a conventional academic audience or the broader public, we would be honored to help you make that dream a reality!

Dr. Allen Roda

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