Today is the dissertation/capstone project submission deadline for our Barry DNP clients. In other words, today is a day that many of our clients probably had circled on their calendar for months (or years)! In the fall 2013 semester, we worked with 25 Barry DNP students on their dissertations or capstone projects. We’ve enjoyed an ongoing relationship with the students and professors in this program for years now, and we look forward to working with more students in coming semesters. Congrats to our fall 2013 graduating clients — it’s been a pleasure working with you! Contact us anytime as you continue to write and publish.
Wishing a very happy Thanksgiving to our blog readers and clients! It’s a busy time of year for Carpenter Doc and our clients, thanks to the holidays and the approaching end of the semester. We hope our clients enjoy a break from dissertation writing and revising to celebrate the holiday!
If you have a project in with us, you can expect it back sometime next week. Enjoy your holiday!
After our crazy October, which included 15 dissertation edits, we’ve entered November with even more academic projects to work on. Currently, we have dissertations on our schedule up until Thanksgiving week, when we might get a brief respite before the onslaught of end-of-the-semester projects land in our inbox. We encourage any clients who will need our assistance between now and Christmas to contact Barbie now so that we can get you on the schedule.
Even when our editing workload is heavy, we continue to maintain a number of ongoing writing projects with some long-term clients. Recently, Barbie has started writing for the Style section of Demand Media Studios’ family of websites, along with the Parenting section, which she’s been writing for for much of 2013. Check out a few recently published articles:
October is a historically busy month here at Carpenter Doc, but this October proved to be busier than any month in the company’s five-year history! We worked on 15 dissertation proposals, capstone projects, and dissertations for 15 clients, not to mention a few other non-academic editing projects thrown in for good measure. With these projects ranging from 60 to 200 pages, it’s safe to say we edited more pages this month than we ever have.
While some of these clients were putting the finishing touches on their post-defense revisions, many were gearing up for their dissertation defenses. So, we expect to see more projects like these in the next month as students frantically prepare for December deadlines and commencement. Good luck to our clients defending and revising in the coming weeks, and we’ll be here to help you complete your dissertations and capstone projects by the end of the semester.
When we receive a project from a client, we need a deadline. Not only does a deadline help us manage our schedule, it also ensures that you’re able to submit your project on time. While coming up with your deadline might seem simple, consider these tips before answering that simple question:
- How long will you need to revise? You’re going to receive an edited document that’s full of tracked changes and editorial comments. You don’t want to cut your deadline so close that you don’t have time to adequately revise.
- What does your schedule look like? Building off of the previous point, consider how much time you can dedicate to revising in the days leading up to your deadline. Ideally, you want to make your revisions your top priority as your deadline quickly approaches.
- How much collaboration is needed? You might receive your edited document, implement our changes and comments, and be ready to submit. Or, you might have questions, want us to review your revisions, or need a quick formatting fix. Building in some time for editorial collaboration is a smart move when establishing your deadline.
So, if you’re defending your dissertation on November 15, don’t give that date to us as your deadline. You need time to revise and collaborate before you submit. Whether you need a few days or a week to revise depends on your schedule, efficiency, and availability.
October and November are typically our busiest months, so it’s no surprise that we are inundated with dissertation proposals and dissertations this month. In fact, we are working on our 133rd editing project of 2013, which means we’ve already exceeded our project total for 2012! So, we are headed for a record-breaking year at Carpenter Doc!
We currently have four dissertations in work, and we are expecting at least four more that are due before the end of the month. We are completing projects on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you get your project in, the higher it is in our queue. Even if your dissertation isn’t ready to be edited just yet, please contact Barbie ASAP so that we can plan for your project.
Good luck to our clients that are defending this semester — we have many of them!
Typos are everywhere, whether you spot a sign at the grocery store, catch a punctuation error on television, or see a major misspelling on a social media site. We share the typos and grammatical errors that we catch around town on our Facebook page, and from time to time, we enjoy sharing them with our blog readers as well.
Here are a few finds from our recent typo hunting:
Fall is always busy at Carpenter Doc, and we’re watching as our inbox fills with inquiries from new and existing clients. Currently, our schedule is full through the end of September, and we are expecting several dissertations to hit in October as well. If you’re graduating or defending this semester, now is the time to set up your edit, even if you won’t have the document to us until November or December. We have a busy end of the year and want to accommodate all of our clients’ tight deadlines. The earlier you contact us, the better!
In the meantime, happy writing!
It’s the unofficial start of fall, even though the calendar won’t turn to autumn for a few more weeks. If our workload is any indication, fall semester is certainly in full swing. We have been working our way through a few dissertations over the last several weeks. In addition, we spent much of August working on a deadline-driven writing project for a few big-name websites that you probably visit — and shop at — often!
If you have a fall semester project for us, now is the time to contact Barbie. We’re putting projects on our calendar through the end of the year, so don’t hesitate to touch base early and let us know the status of your project. Enjoy your Labor Day — and your fall!
In honor of tonight’s college football kickoff, we’re sharing some of our favorite football-related errors that we’ve caught over the years. Enjoy the first weekend of college football. We hope your team wins … unless it’s playing ours!