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Integrating narrative and theory

Category : Online Editor
Date : October 31, 2013
I send Wade each of the five parts as it’s completed to give him an opportunity to review the integration of narrative material with scholarly theory. For instance, I feel we should introduce Loukas’s concept of the electrical soul in the first chapter, since Loukas’s diary portrays his childhood as the point at which he […]
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Weighting Chapters Equally

Category : Online Editor
Date : October 31, 2013
The next labor-intensive task in our process is to figure out what goes into each chapter. I earmark passages in the manuscript for their new chapters, noting the length of each and assigning it a working subhead. The narrative chunks are easy to situate; the conceptual ones will need to be positioned by Wade himself, […]
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Assessing market goals

Category : General
Date : October 31, 2013
For three summers, graduate student Peter Wade labored in the main library at Mount Athos, the famous theocratic republic of Orthodox monks. Through a fluke of kinship, he has been given unparalleled access to this cache of treasures and has made a discovery that caused quite a stir at a recent annual convention of historians […]
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Turning your dissertation right side out

Category : Dissertation
Date : October 31, 2013
Most academic authors seem to assume that their subjects will interest only other specialists in their fields. Yet, as an editor who has worked on books in areas ranging from medieval Japanese literature to the political applications of game history, I rarely encounter a manuscript that does not yield an insight I find personally illuminating. […]
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