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Tag Archives: thesis to book
from PhD to book – or – on not writing under anaesthetic
Often dissertations sound like prose under general anaesthetic, working hard to separate the writer out from what he or she has written. That’s a quote from William Germano, writing in From dissertation to book. Germano’s metaphor points to a tendency … Continue reading
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thesis to book: you may need to change your writing ‘voice’
Unlike thesis examiners, academic book publishers are looking for something that is, above all else, a decent read. A first book is by definition written by an author who isn’t widely known, so publishers will be particularly keen to see … Continue reading
Posted in Helen Sword, nominalisation, signposts, thesis, thingification Tagged Helen Sword, Pat Thomson, thesis to book, voice 4 Comments