PEER EDITING OPTIONS

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FACULTY GRANT PROPOSAL EDITING GROUP

4 WEEKS:

NOV 14, 28 & Dec 5 & 12, 2017

Tuesdays 2-3pm

 

This group is designed for grant writers who have a draft of a proposal that they will submit this semester. The sessions will cover editing and proofreading methods and will include feedback from participants.

You must commit to attended ALL 4 sessions and to reading and providing commentary and feedback on at least 2 other participants’ writing.

If you wish to join the FACULTY GRANT PROPOSAL Editing Group, please email Dr. Kristina Quynn by Friday, November 10 with a short statement about your project and submission date.

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FACULTY MANUSCRIPT EDITING GROUP

4 WEEKS: OCT 23 - Nov 17, 2017

(specific meeting day/times based on participant schedules)

This group is designed for faculty writers who have a draft of a manuscript in need of editing. The sessions will cover editing and proofreading methods and will include feedback from participants.

You must commit to attended ALL of the Tuesday sessions and to reading and providing commentary and feedback on at least 2 other participants’ writing.

If you wish to join the FACULTY Manuscript Editing Group, please email Dr. Kristina Quynn by Friday, October 20 with a short statement about your project and its due date.

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GRAD MANUSCRIPT EDITING GROUP

3 WEEKS: SEPT 26 - OCT 10, 2017

(the above dates are still to be confirmed, and specific meeting day/times based on participant schedules)

This group is limited to graduate student writers who have a draft of a manuscript that they will submit for publication or for degree completion this semester. If you have a 20- to 30-page draft of an article, thesis, or dissertation chapter you are currently preparing for submission, this editing group can offer timely assistance.

The sessions will cover manuscript editing and proofreading methods and will include feedback from participants.

You must commit to attended ALL of the Tuesday sessions and to reading and providing commentary and feedback on at least 2 other participants’ writing. This work group, then, will function much like a course and will require that you set aside and dedicate quality time for your work and discussion with your colleagues about their writing.

If you wish to join the GRAD Manuscript Editing Group, please email Dr. Kristina Quynn by Friday, September 22 with a short statement about your project and the due date for its submission.

An email request to join this group does not guarantee participation. Please know decisions will be made on the status of and deadline for the manuscript and then according to first-come-first-served ranking.

Clarifying Note: This editing work group will NOT cover Graduate School submission guidelines for thesis or dissertations. For that information, please go to the Graduate School information page.

FEEDBACK FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

Last year, CSU Writes piloted two peer editing groups--one for graduate students  and one for faculty grant writers. These were small and successful groups.

Of his experience, one graduate student said:

"I needed to finish editing my manuscript and this group gave me more deadlines to achieve my goals. I was at a loss editing my manuscript by myself. Thank you so much...".

A faculty grant writer said:

"Overall, the peer editing helped considerably in the development of logic, argument, and word choice in my proposal. This was very beneficial as I believe the feedback improved the clarity of my proposal to the general audience, which is very important. One of the reasons I think this peer editing group was and is so beneficial is that the process provides early feedback when we might not otherwise solicit feedback. Often we (professors) want to have a complete draft of a proposal before we let anyone look at it, but this process made me realize that early feedback is very beneficial as it can prevent a writer from spending countless hours on something that will end up being a poor use of their time."

 

EDITING FOR HIRE

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CSU Writes Editing Groups connect faculty or graduate students who wish to edit their work together.

However, if you are looking to hire an editor to copyedit or proof your proposal or manuscript, you might be able to find local editor for hire through the following websites or listings:

Thumbtack 

Craig’s List 

 

Caveat: CSU Writes lists the above only as potential resources or options for you to explore, if you are looking to hire an editor. We do not endorse specific editors nor do we help you select one for your project.

 

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