Two techniques for revising your dissertation or article are given: reverse outlining and cardifying. William germano's from dissertation to book is an indispensable book for any one contemplating 1 gradutae school 2 writing a dissertation 3 revising a dissertation 4 reading a first book as an editor, member of a tenure and promotion committee, or as a dean or provost every economically selected word in this. The aftermath of graduate school can be particularly trying for those under pressure to publish their dissertations written with good cheer and jammed with inf. Aug 2, 2017 surprisingly, there exist few concrete timelines you can consult to get a sense of how long it takes to turn a dissertation into a book in this post, i offer my own timeline for revising my dissertation into a book as an example of how one specific academic book went from dissertation to published. Buy from dissertation to book, second edition (chicago guides to writing, editing and publishing) 2nd revised edition by william germano (isbn: 9780226062044) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. At some point in the process of writing your dissertation, it will be time to revise your work for many dissertation writers, this part of the process is easier than writing the first draft it can even be fun or exciting as you develop your ideas further, explore new territory, and polish your work bolker (1989) noted that one of the.
Educate yourself about the differences between a dissertation and a publishable book manuscript, so that you can plan your manuscript development accordingly dissertation vs book (germano 157) fullsizerender manuscript development & revision re-read the entire dissertation, making a list of. So you've finished your dissertation your committee has approved it now you can just box it up, send it to a publisher, and receive a book contract, right in reality, even the best dissertations must be revised before being accepted for publication because they receive so many unrevised dissertations a year, most editors. Interested in publishing your dissertation as a book you will likely need to revise it extensively so it will appeal to a wider audience and compete in the literary marketplace here are some guidelines to help you in this process.
Apr 1, 2013 part 2: how to write your dissertation don't underestimate the time required to review and revise your dissertation in this make sure the content matches the title appropriately – don't be afraid to re-phrase your dissertation topic if you've shifted focus while writing or you want to do so while reviewing. My issue is that i don't think it makes sense to revise my dissertation into a book i think that two of my chapters would be great as journal articles, and i have what i think is a good plan for a closely-related second project that would make a good book do you think i have a case for postdocs if i'm proposing.
Palgrave macmillan accepts proposals based on phd dissertations, even those that have been made available online prospective authors should bear in mind that every phd thesis will need to undergo rigorous revision in order to be published as a monograph with our press to help with this revision, our editors have put. But i am now worried that some people might feel that i should have done this in my dissertation already to do these articles full justice it's probably unlikely anyone would compare the two, and if they did notice a difference, most likely they'd appreciate the fact that you improved it in the published version. However, you never receive instruction in how to handle, negotiate, and complete revisions for your dissertation even if you took a writing course, this most likely wasn't an element and no part of your curriculum prepares you for this think about it — did you ever have to revise a final project for a graduate. Mar 1, 2011 writing a spew draft of a chapter or an article allows you to work quickly, and lets you improve your writing through revising although you may be able to type very quickly – as quickly as a whole chapter in one week, revising it will take much longer in their book, destination dissertation: a traveler's guide.
This article provides a number of key ideas that will help you edit and revise your dissertation there's no hard and fast way to approach the editing and revision process, but there are a number of strategic tactics that will help you to manage your time and avoid being buried under a backlog of work in need. Two key strategies for writing a dissertation effectively: fast writing and slow revising. I am often asked for advice on how to navigate the transition from completing a dissertation to revising the dissertation into a book, and writing academic book proposals for publishers here are seven tips that might help demystify the book proposal process (disclaimer: i'm a historian, but hopefully these.