Catie Phares: The Academic Business Editor
Editing & Coaching for Business Academics
It's been said ad nauseam but that doesn't make it any less true:
Writing really is the currency of academia.
Whether you're submitting your first (or 40th!) article to a top journal, applying for a tenure track position, going after significant funding, or drafting a practitioner-oriented report, you'll soon find that unexceptional writing just doesn't cut it in today's fiercely competitive academic market.
But this situation poses an injustice that has driven my work for over 10 years now: great ideas aren't exclusive to great writers (and don't get me started on the rampant English-speaking bias in academia).
This is where an editor can be your most powerful ally.
The best editors grasp exactly what you’re trying to say, and help you say it with fewer, clearer, and more compelling words.
As an academic editor specializing in business, I offer several advantages over working with a non-niche editor:
Looking to publish a business case? I've edited hundreds of business cases for Ivey Publishing, the second-largest publisher of business case studies in the world.
Does your project have funding yet? Clients have trusted me with grants and proposals worth millions of dollars in funding for their cutting-edge business research.
Is English your second language? With a decade of experience editing for international academics, I'll catch and fix common ESL issues in your work—even if they're hidden in technical terms specific to your field.
Best of all, I'm proud to report that papers I've edited have been accepted by 45 of the Financial Times' Top 50. For many of my clients, the decision to use my services was the needle-mover that landed them their first FT 50 publication.
You already know that a successful career depends on publishing in top journals and securing funding—increase your odds of both with an expert editor who knows your niche today.