The aftermath of graduate school can be particularly trying for those under pressure to publish their dissertations. Written with good cheer and jammed with information, this lively guide offers hard-to-find practical advice on successfully turning a dissertation into a book or journal articles that will appeal to publishers and readers. It will help prospective authors master writing and revision skills, better understand the publishing process, and increase their chances of getting their work into print.
In this guide experienced editors of scholarly books tackle such subjects as addressing a target audience, broadening a topic, reorganizing, developing a voice, and finding the best documentation system. Specific chapters address authors in different academic fields: the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and arts. The guide also gives advice to authors of books on topics of regional interest and of books written for practicing professionals.
Revising Your Dissertation will be useful for students who are developing a dissertation topic or are in the process of writing a dissertation, as well as those who have completed a dissertation they wish to bring to a wider audience.