GRANT PROPOSAL EDITING GROUPS
3 - 10 WEEKS, depending on group
Group 1: DOC/GRAD Writes Proposal
Group 2: NSF-CAREER
Group 3: NIH
Group 4: Other Proposals
These peer groups are designed for grant writers who will submit to NIH, NSF-CAREER, or other funding organization by late spring or early summer.
Early sessions focus on generating the proposal; later sessions cover editing and proofreading methods and will include feedback from participants.
Attendees must commit to attending a minimum of 3 sessions and to reading and to providing commentary and feedback on at least 2 other participants’ writing.
Some participants may need only a couple sessions of feedback while other participants may wish to attend more sessions. The flexible weeks (3-6 weeks) are designed to allow for faculty to jump in or out of the group as needed, up to 6 sessions.
If you wish to join a GRANT PROPOSAL Editing Group, please email Dr. Kristina Quynn with a short statement about your project (1-2 sentences) and submission date.
GRAD MANUSCRIPT EDITING GROUP
Session 1: FEB 2019
Session 2: MAR 2019
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 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 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
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:
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.