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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0226288455
ISBN-13: 9780226288451
Sku: 30695205
Publish Date: 4/15/2005
Pages:  141
Age Range:  NA
All new Phd's hope that their dissertations can become books. But a dissertation is written for a committee and a book for the larger world. William Germano's "From Dissertation to Book is the essential guide for academic writers who want to revise a doctoral thesis for publication. The author of "Getting It Published, Germano draws upon his extensive experience in academic publishing to provide writers with a state-of-the-art view of how to turn a dissertation into a manuscript that publishers will notice.
Acknowledging first that not all theses can become books, Germano shows how some dissertations might have a better life as one or more journal articles or as chapters in a newly conceived book. But even dissertations strong enough to be published as books first need to become book manuscripts, and at the heart of "From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is a fundamental process of adapting from one genre of writing to another.
Germano offers clear guidance on how to do just this. Writers will find advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. With crisp directives, engaging examples, and a sympathetic eye for the foibles of academic writing, "From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhD's the process of careful and thoughtful revision--a truly invaluable skill as they grow into their new roles as professional writers.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0141
Product attributePublisher:   University of Chicago Press
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