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The Book Proposal: In Detail

In the final post of this series on gaining a book contract, Dr Alice Eden discusses the various sections of an academic book proposal in the humanities based on her recent success gaining a book contract with Routledge.`  After my... Continue Reading →

“Why Should we Publish your Book?” Writing a Successful Book Proposal

Writing a book proposal is a long and challenging process, but realising this at the outset might make this time less stressful. Far from a translation of your thesis, the book proposal can help you rethink your material entirely and... Continue Reading →

Publish or Perish! How to Gain a Book Contract

In the arts and humanities we are informed that we need to get that first book out in order to progress our career and move closer to that first academic position. Read this blog post to find out more about... Continue Reading →

Not hell! Being an academic in a non-academic job

There are a number of myths about temporarily, or permanently, pursuing a non-academic job after the PhD. In today's post, Anna Gasperini dispels some of these myths and talks about her own journey of stepping outside of academia... During my... Continue Reading →

Publishing your PhD thesis: “Big words. Small print. No sales.”

At the PhD Life blog, we like to predict your reading needs. That’s why Felicity Chaplin is here to give you advice on anticipating the expectations that a publisher might have of your own writing. That’s right! This post is... Continue Reading →

Being ‘fit for purpose’ in the modern knowledge economy

"This is not your supervisor's market", asserted Donna Yates in one of our recent posts. But what kind of market is it then, and how can PhD graduates find their place in it?  Furaha and Billy reflect on the changing landscape of modern... Continue Reading →

Impact | Writing for a Professional Magazine

Goergina Collins I published two articles in The Linguist magazine entitled Going it Alone and Poetry in Motion. The first piece focused on the transition from studying translation and Translation Studies to becoming a freelance translator. The second editorial looked... Continue Reading →

Case study: Impact in the Arts and Humanities

What is impact? What does it mean for ECRs? This case study, by Charlotte Mathieson, focuses on Dr Laura King, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow whose work involves a number of public engagement activities. Dr Laura King is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow... Continue Reading →

Impact and Early Career Researchers

Impact is a key word in academia at the moment, but what does it mean and how can early career researchers get involved in Impact activities? In this short guide to impact for ECRs Charlotte Mathieson explains all. What is... Continue Reading →

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