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  • Dr S Loretti 8:00 am on September 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Features of freelance academic writing 

    A freelance academic writer is a person who is self-employed and writes academic materials for companies, employers, universities. They work on a project basis where they are given academic assignments. They work on academic assignments like dissertation reports, dissertation defense, master’s assignments etc. Freelance academic writing has lots of benefits. Freelance Academic writing in English is focused on informing the readers rather than entertaining them. It aims at contributing to the main line of argument without any repetition and maintaining the originality.Freelance Academic writing is complex, formal, objective and responsible. It ensures precise and accurate use of the language.

    The key aspects of academic writing are as mentioned below –

    1. Freelance Academic writing is more complex. It has longer words and uses varied vocabulary. The grammar is complex involving more subordinate clauses, passives, noun- based phrases.
    2. Formality is another important feature to freelance academic writing. It means avoiding technical jargons, slangs, jokes, colloquial etc.
    3. Precision is indispensable to freelance academic writing because the content has to be supported with precise facts and figures.
    4. Freelance academic writing is also has objectivity. It makes use of more nouns and adjective rather that verbs and adverbs. This is because the main focus of freelance academic writing is on the information that is to be given and the arguments that need to be made.
    5. The freelance academic writing is explicit and the writer has to clearly define to the readers how the parts of the text are related.
    6. Accuracy can never be ignored when it comes to freelance academic writing.
    7. Hedging is a technique used by freelance academic writers to make decisions about their stance on a particular subject or the strength of the claims they are making. This is essential to freelance academic writing.
    8. Last but not the least freelance academic writing should be responsible in the sense that it should be able to provide evidence and justification for all the claims that have been made. Any source or text used should be responsibly demonstrated.

    Therefore, freelance academic writing is essential because of the readers it deals with and the arguments that it takes up to prove and support. It should ensure that the content can create value and can be taken up for further studies. Thus, freelance academic writing must be undertaken with great sincerity and utmost dedication.

    • Lloyd Robles 11:02 am on December 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I heard about this term from my friend yesterday; was just searching about it and came across this post.

    • Joahn Boheme 8:35 am on January 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’m also a freelance writer.

    • Teresa J. Mann 5:09 am on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I want to be a freelancer writer. It is a good way to peruse what I am interested in while working.

    • Laura 4:59 am on January 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Freelance writing makes up for my expenses and with this my writing skills keep getting sharpened. I believe I have started drafting my thesis chapters better after i started freelance writing. This is a good option for PhD students and academicians.

  • Dr S Loretti 6:42 am on September 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dissertation, dissertation topic   

    Factors affecting dissertation topic selection process 

    Just like the cover of a book, your dissertation topic is the most important and the foremost impression of your dissertation. It is also the first step you will take towards climbing the long staircase of completing your thesis efficiently. However, it is this first step that will determine the course of your dissertation and its outcome. A bad topic can completely ruin your study while a good one can open up many new avenues for research as well as employment in the future. Therefore, every coach, tutor and professor will advise you to carefully select a topic. A number of factors will play a vital role in your topic selection. Read on to understand the underlying factors in your dissertation topic selection process.


    Area of your study

    Start with selecting the subject that interests you. Don’t jump to the topic directly. Take small steps and move ahead using factual information so that you narrow down on a relevant and viable topic. Also, your interest level makes a huge difference in making your dissertation a success or a failure.

    Issues / Problems in that particular area

    Once you select a broad subject area find out the major problems/issues faced in the particular industry or field. If you are aware of the problems, you can create a research topic that will help solve the problem.


    Select a topic that has not been worked on before. It may seem difficult to find an original topic, but the value of your dissertation will increase multi-fold if you conduct a research on a unique subject that has been untouched until now. Also, the evaluator and your potential employer will appreciate the new work that you can put forward.


    Your topic must allow you to select the right methodology for the research. Also, the data collection must be viable in order to achieve desired results. The analysis of the data must help in your topic conclusion and it must add value to your dissertation.

    Literature Review

    Do a thorough research before you finalize your topic on the available material for your study. You must have enough material to complete your dissertation. Go through publications, journals, earlier completed dissertations on related topics, online sources, etc. to understand the scope of your topic.

    Contribution to the future

    Even though your dissertation may not get read by a mass number of people, it should certainly make a positive impact on the lives of individuals. Choose a topic that will help in making a contribution towards future studies.

    • Gail Carter 10:51 am on January 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I have hired consultants for topic selection since my suggested topic was getting refused all the time.

    • Medolie 8:23 am on January 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Oh! That’s sad. But my topic got approval in the first go, and I’ve planned all according to it. Wish to complete it soon.

  • Dr S Loretti 6:39 am on September 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: research paper   

    An insight into reliable sources of research paper writing 

    As a doctoral candidate you need to write research papersbut often you might find it difficult to understand what a reliable research source is for writing such papers. In order to complete your research paper, you should choose a variety of mediums for conducting research such as internet, journals, books, research and newspaper articles etc. Using such resources would allow you to work with a good stock of important data.

    If you do not have a wide variety of research materials then you will find it difficult to support your views. Hence, a good stock of research data is quite necessary for drafting an excellent research document. Now, the sources of information for writing a paper could be of two types,viz: Primary and Secondary.  Primary sources of information refer to the first-hand research experiences while the secondary sources of information refer to data and facts available on websites, journals,etc.It also means learning from the experiences and works of others.

    If you can find websites with extensions as .gov, .edu, .net, .org, then these are typically the most reliable and accurate ones.  Along with it, you should consider going to your local library and checking out a book on the topic you’re researching.

    Another idea is to try finding some articles posted there on the research journals. These research journals are written by professors, working in the field or even historians who have done research on a particular topic and posted their findings. Apart from that try taking help from your teachers as they will the ones who will be giving accurate information about your research project.

    • Penalope 11:01 am on October 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I used secondary data from these websites but still got my paper rejected somehow!

    • William Johnson 8:34 am on November 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Yea most of the times, they seek for primary and first hand information only.

  • Dr S Loretti 6:37 am on September 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Tips on Non-plagiarized Dissertation Writing 

    The task of writing a dissertation or a thesis is more a lot like writing a book. It gives sleepless nights to the students of Doctor of Philosophy degree and many other academic students as well. Writing a long essay on a particular subject always seems to be difficult for all. Dissertation is a completely new experience that is much larger and more independent.

    Your purpose in writing a thesis or dissertation should be well understood. The perspective of your writing; whether it is for communication purpose, personal purpose or institutional purpose, should be well taken care of. One should not get distracted from the topic for any reason. This point should be clear in mind before jotting down ideas for dissertation topics. Your writing style clarifies your ability and your mindset to the readers. If you; yourself would not be clear about your aim of writing till that moment you cannot even catch the eyeballs of the readers. The expectations of the readers should also be kept in mind.

    Following are the main tips which one should keep in mind while writing non-plagiarized dissertations:

    • Purpose or aim in writing a dissertation
    • Manage your resources
    • Time management
    • Conduct ethical research
    • Figure out how you work best, and try to work that way
    • Consent of the participants
    • Feeling of competition
    • Analyze your needs
    • Be yourself
    • Try to make your own words
    • Ashley Greene 10:52 am on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      How can I check that the content I’ve written is not plagiarised?

    • David Mathew 8:23 am on February 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ashley! You can get your content checked through various online plagiarism checking tools.

    • Rebecca 4:33 am on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      You can also take help from expert consultants, who can also edit the content written by you.

  • Dr S Loretti 9:08 am on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Role of Law Related Journals 

    Are you pursuing your PhD in law? If yes, then you’ve actually made the right decision. By drafting a brilliant law dissertation, you can actually play your individual role in enhancing the knowledge base of students who are thinking about building a career in law.

    Publishing law dissertations is yet another important criterion among doctoral students who’ve opted for attaining a doctorate degree in law studies. Journals are actually publications issued at regular intervals and refer to peer –reviewed serious scholarly publication written for an educated audience about an industry or area of professional activity.A law review (or law journal) is a scholarly journal focusing on legal issues, normally published by an organization of students at a law school or through a bar association.

    I know some of you might be wondering as to what role is exactly played by these law-related journals. Well, for all those who aren’t familiar with it, here is a brief:

    Law journals aim to deepen and broaden the knowledge of the rule of law and its relation to economic growth, reduction of poverty, promotion of democracy, human rights protection and geopolitical stability. These journals also invite and publish academic articles, practitioner reports and commentary, book reviews and special volumes on major developments and themes in the rule of law field.

    Some law review journals also build on a rich tradition of scholarship aimed at exploring issues of national as well as local significance to scholars, legislators, jurists, and practitioners. Others also provide timely legal information of national importance to attorneys. The legal news on legal significance to the corporate world and private sectors is also reported for better understanding to the business individuals.

    • Dereck 10:58 am on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Should I submit my law dissertation for open access? Any suggestions anyone?

    • Ben Parker 8:29 am on October 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Yea Dereck, you should give it for online access, it’ll be a great help for students like me as I’m pursuing PhD in law.

    • robertmaxeey 11:41 am on March 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I am investigating up on public law as the area of my dissertation.

  • Dr S Loretti 12:52 pm on September 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chemistry dissertation,   

    Writing a customized Chemistry Dissertation 

    Chemistry is one of the core streams of science that play a pivotal role in bringing constant developments in almost all other fields, including agriculture, medical sciences, food science, transport, textiles, etc. Studies conducted in this stream of science even at the dissertation level, are usually held under a great deal of scrutiny and review within the community. As a result, several chemistry research scholars find conducting research for their dissertation much easier than writing about their work and some resort to outsourcing the written work to custom dissertation writers.

    However, one thing to note when hiring a ghostwriter is that, unlike social sciences, writing a customized chemistry dissertation requires a sound-understanding of the various nuances of the subject. The slightest of error in replicating the equations or formulae can nullify the entire effort. A person with no or little knowledge will not be able to do the same justice to the research and data that you might have collected after undergoing a stringent schedule.

    Before finalizing a custom chemistry dissertation service, it is important to validate the qualifications of the writer, better still; ask for sample work done in the field of chemistry. Do not hesitate to question the writer with a few core principles of the subject to validate his/her subject know-how. These simple steps will ensure that you sign up with a genuine service provider.

    • Christina Dough 10:53 am on January 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Writing dissertation in the field of chemistry is really very troublesome.

    • David Qualls 8:24 am on February 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Chemistry is very interesting; for me researching in this field was the most amazing part.

  • Dr S Loretti 8:09 am on September 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Problems faced during editing Science Dissertations 

    While the actual execution of a research study can be highly exciting and satisfying, summarizing the same in the form of a dissertation is easier said than done. This is especially true in case of various streams of science.

    Proper organization and editing of the collected data is the key to a scholarly dissertation. The two commonly faced problems in editing science dissertations include:

    • Using highly technical language: Using jargons known only to a few related to the field of science will narrow the audience and reduce the potential outreach of your work. At the same time, over simplifying the language will dilute the essence of the work conducted and at times even reduce the credibility of your subject knowledge. The key is to find the right balance between technical jargon and common English.
    • Use of complex grammatical sentences: Several young scholars feel using long complex sentences with pre-positional phrases and passive voice is a norm when writing certain sections of the dissertation, especially the methodology. However, such sentences make the write-up dull and tedious to read. It is best to use small simple sentences in active voice.

    Editing any work is difficult if one doesn’t have a clear idea about what to expect in the final draft. Hence, always take a few moments to visualize what you want to convey in through the dissertation before editing.

    • Ravi 5:04 am on September 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Can we use any specific tools for checking the grammar usage within a dissertation?

    • editingpublishing 5:09 am on September 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, there are many tools for checking the grammar usage within dissertation. You may try using tools like: Paper RATER, GRAMMARLY etc.

    • Kenneth A. Lewis 10:54 am on September 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I just want my dissertation to have a consistent flow. Should I also look out for some editors?

    • Scott 8:24 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      You can contact experts for substantive editing wherein just the flow and language is worked upon.

    • Elizabeth B. White 5:10 am on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      It is very difficult to edit a science dissertation because it is too technical.

  • Dr S Loretti 9:06 am on September 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Inserting Quotations Within A Dissertation 

    Quotes lend a touch of personification to a piece of write-up and also enlighten the subject under research. A very simple yet basic rule of shaping up a good piece of write-up is using as many quotes as possible. However, care should be taken regarding their excessive usage, which may affect the fundamental purpose of assignment writing.

    A dissertation is a serious piece of write-up, and usage of quotes depends entirely upon the subject one has chosen. Inserting quotes where it is not required will land an amateurish touch and the reader will understand in no time that you are trying to fool him by showing up your desperation to present quotes, even when it is actually not necessary.

    Dissertations should be precise, concise, lucid and easy to understand, yet they should carry a serious overtone. Causal style of writing is a big NO and just to support or throw weight behind, what you are putting forward, insertion of quotes become pretty important. Make sure you are using quotes of well known personalities and that the quotes are 100% related to the subject you are dealing with. You can not expect the reader to be well aware about the person who’s ‘saying’ you’re including, therefore always pick quotes of those, who have made a good name for themselves in the field of research. At the same time, quotations should be simple and easy to understand, convey the message in a single attempt and back up your purpose of research study.

    • Madhvi 10:50 am on September 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Very helpful blog. I have been truly convinced with the ideas of writer.

    • Sandara 10:59 am on November 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Well, my mentor has given a strict No for the use of quotations.

    • Angela 8:30 am on December 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      How many quotes can we use?

      • Dr S Loretti 4:28 am on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        You should not overuse the quotes. They are just used for enhancing your writing.

    • davidbergeviin 11:42 am on February 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      My supervisor was impressed with my style of inserting quotation.

  • Dr S Loretti 9:04 am on September 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Styles Followed For Citations In The US 

    The word citation is also known as a reference, generally found in books and research reports. It is represented alphanumerically on pages of books and research reports to give credit to whom (or from where) the research, work, or discussion is sourced. It helps you in giving support to your words or discussions. For different subjects and topics there are optimized different styles of citations.

    In different American Universities, for different subjects and streams, there are different systems or styles of citations. Some of the popularly used citation styles include the following:-

    Oxford Citation Style: It is one of the most popular citation styles in America, and in the world, as well. It is, more popularly, known as the documentary-note style, in which superscript numbers are given above the text, and a detailed description about that number (text) is given in the footnote.

    Harvard Citation Style: There are various sub-categories of this citation style but the most common method of this kind of reference citation is giving a little detail in brackets, just after something has been said. It is commonly known as the author-date system.

    American Sociological Association: This style is practiced by the writers of manuscripts, being published under the American Sociological Association’s journal. It is an in-text citation style, for example: The president of America, George W. Bush (2002) attacked Afghanistan, seeking the evil root behind the 9/11 terrorist attack.

    Some other popular American citation styles include MLA, APA, The Chicago Manual of Style, Vancouver system, etc.

    • Derek 12:22 pm on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      My university follows the APA style of referencing and I’m facing a lot of issues with it although a few guidelines are provided by my supervisor.

      • Dr S Loretti 12:24 pm on November 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Derek! APA is a widely used referencing style so you can get a lot of help online. There are various samples available which you can go through.

    • Rebecca Borone 12:25 pm on November 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I am also scanning internet these days to get some help regarding the Harvard Citation style, while which I came across this post.

    • Derek 12:26 pm on January 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Dr S Loretti! I’ll try to search relevant samples now.

    • Dennisstumpf 11:39 am on May 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      These days the most prevalent style is the APA.

  • Dr S Loretti 9:01 am on September 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Importance Of Citing Original Sources Within A Dissertation 

    As goes the saying, being natural and original is the best way. It not only makes the scheme of things appear attractive but also helps the document in retaining its actual charm. This rule is much applicable when it comes to preparing a dissertation. One of the most challenging and critical aspects one can encounter during his/her academic career is preparing a dissertation and the way, the final output gets prepared plays an instrumental role in earning the writer a few brownie points.

    While preparing a dissertation, the approach needs to be absolutely crystal clear in the mind of the writer. Initial hiccups are okay and accepted, but recovering fast from a mistake holds the key. Taking a note of this very point, giving enough due or credit to the original source becomes very essential.

    Citing original sources within a dissertation paves the way for further reference and taking future assistance. Being on the safer side always helps. Itnot only makes you appear honest but also reflects the very fact that you have done your homework pretty well before taking the final plunge. Also, citing original sources makes a piece of dissertation appear attractive and authentic and also lands a dash of originality into the final product.

    • Brian Strand 10:55 am on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Academic work demands originality; one should never copy any content.

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