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

The Sound of Confidence – Cardozo #postac post

by Karen Cardozo When people ask what the Alt/Post-Ac consultants do, we usually describe a range of services: self-assessment and job-searching strategies, document generation and editing, mock interviews, etc.  Yet the more I work with this distinctive population—PhDs (or ABDs) … Continue reading

The Job of an Academic Editor: Part 1 (Fruscione #Postac Post)

by Joseph Fruscione I’ve written previously about the life of an academic editor.  In previous installments, I wrote about developmental and STEM editing opportunities. With a hat-tip to Jo VanEvery for the suggestion, I’m focusing today on editing academics’ work, … Continue reading

What Am I Doing Here? Answers to Questions You Have Asked Yourself While “Networking” – Gover

By Maggie Gover     Maggie Gover is Director for Professional Development at the University of California, Riverside. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Networking can be awkward.  If you have ever asked yourself these questions, here are the answers along with some tips that might … Continue reading

My Book Is On Amazon!

My book, The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job, is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes and Noble!  Pre-order price ~ $13.00 (paperback), $10.00 (Kindle or Nook). For bulk orders for use … 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