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APA Editor Projects

As an APA editor, I helped hundreds of doctoral candidates with one or more of their chapters. Much of my experience has focused on qualitative studies for Ph. D. and Ed. D. candidates, but I have also worked on many quantitative and mixed methods research. There are many ways I can help with your dissertation:

  • Organization
  • Research
  • APA Editing
  • Coaching
  • Advisor’s Comments

The list below represents only a handful of dissertations that I have been fortunate […]

4 Quick Tips on Using Correct Verb Tense for APA Style

by Michael Premo, APA Editor

For many people writing their thesis or dissertation, a common concern is how to use the correct verb tense. The APA Style Guide (7th edition) provides a section on “Grammar and Usage: 4.12” that is brief and in some ways, ambiguous. The following tips should provide you with a little more clarity through some important examples. 

APA Verb Tense Basics

Using verbs in APA Style guide can be vague and confusing, especially when […]

By |2021-02-01T21:19:09+00:00August 13th, 2019|APA Editor, Dissertation, Writing Coach|0 Comments

Try These Tips to Overcome Major Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation

by Michael Premo

Your situation may seem hopeless, but you can get beyond many of the obstacles and major challenges that keep you from completing your dissertation.

Over the years, I’ve helped a lot of doctoral candidates (over a hundred) experiencing major challenges while writing their dissertation. Many of them had either stalled out or were dead in the water, and, because they waited to get help from a writing coach or APA editor, they were getting […]

By |2021-01-12T16:52:15+00:00July 24th, 2019|APA Editor, Consultant, Dissertation, Writing Coach|0 Comments

Checklist to Save Time When Writing Your Dissertation

By Michael Premo, Writing Coach

Your dissertation is the longest and most in depth work you’ll ever perform in your academic career and that can be a bit overwhelming. 

Writing a dissertation is a lot like writing a book. Both are long, self-directed projects that require years to complete. As a writing coach, I’ve helped hundreds of doctoral candidates get started on a path toward completion. The difference with this checklist that I’m about to share is real-world […]

Try These Tips to Get Your B2B Content Strategy Up and Running

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Know When You Need to Hire a Professional Writing Coach

As a professional writing coach, I want to get you organized and motivated, so you can achieve your goals. That’s all it takes. Some motivation, implicit and explicit, and organization.

Why does it seem so simple? Because those are the two things that I’ve found to be the most inhibitory for any doctoral candidate or individual writing about their expertise.

Book-length works and doctoral theses are long and often cumbersome projects that take years to complete. This […]

Dissertation Advice: Planning Your Chapter 4

As an APA editor and writing coach, I have worked with many doctoral candidates (Ph. D., Ed. D., and DBA) on their chapter four. Regardless if it’s quantitative or qualitative, this chapter presented a lot of concerns for them, primarily with analyzing the data and how it needs to be presented on the page. This is a quick look at some of these problems and how those hurdles can be overcome.

Quantitative Analysis – Results

For anyone […]

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