Editing is Not Grading (and Clients Aren’t Students) – Horton #postac post

by Margy Horton Just because you’ve graded 10,000 pages of student writing over the past decade does not mean you’re ready, just yet, to hang out your shingle and earn a living as an editor. First, consider the difference between … Continue reading

An Inconvenient Truth (A Guest Post)

A reader got in touch to tell me about an infuriating experience at a recent conference. I asked her to write it up as a guest post, and here it is. Professors: stop the madness. Tell graduate students the goddamned … Continue reading

The One-Body Problem, Part 3: Finding the Things You CAN Control

By Karen Cardozo This is part three of a three-part series on bridging the academic and post-academic markets at the same time. Find part one here, and part two (with great resume advice!) here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Most folks at the crossroads … Continue reading

The Career Counselor Is In – Cardozo 3

Strong stuff: Cardozo writes, “For many if not most, being an adjunct is the professional equivalent of domestic abuse, PTSD and Stockholm syndrome rolled into a single despairing plight that has only one feasible resolution: as with any dysfunctional relationship, … Continue reading

Questioning Your Future in Academia? Do This Now! – Jackson 1

by Sarita Jackson Sarita Jackson was a tenured professor of Political Science before leaving academia in 2013 to found her own think tank and consulting firm, Global Research Institute of International Trade. GRIIT is a think-tank/consulting firm dedicated to analyzing … Continue reading