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How to Trim Down a Manuscript to Meet a Word Limit - Person types on a laptop at a small table in an office overlooking a city street
April 21, 2016

How to Trim Down a Manuscript to Meet a Word Limit

Meeting a page or word limit in scholarly writing can be difficult. We usually want to say everything! But part of being a professional academic and a good writer is knowing how to edit. Below… Continue Reading

April 8, 2016

Beyond the Professoriate: Postac, Altac, and Nonac Careers

Ideas on Fire president Cathy Hannabach is speaking at the Beyond the Professoriate conference next month on feminist entrepreneurship and the process of building Ideas on Fire. Beyond the Professoriate Beyond the Professoriate is a… Continue Reading

March 3, 2016

Rock Your Semester: Road Maps and Writing Routines

Ideas on Fire is heading to the University of Pittsburgh next month to teach a workshop on how to rock your semester and your dissertation, specifically aimed at graduate students and post-docs in sociology and… Continue Reading

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September 3, 2015

How to Rock Your Dissertation: Writing Routines

Ideas on Fire is heading to the University of California, Berkeley next month to teach a workshop on writing routines for the dissertation, specifically aimed at graduate students in ethnic studies and gender and women's… Continue Reading

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June 1, 2015

Thrive Like (Cult)Studs: Cultural Studies and Postac/Altac Careers

Ideas on Fire is hosting a roundtable in a few weeks on postac and altac careers for cultural studies PhDs. Thrive Like (Cult)Studs: Cultural Studies and Postac/Altac Careers Some of us work in the public… Continue Reading

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April 27, 2015

Four Editors and a Paragraph

Ideas on Fire is heading to the Drexel University next month to speak on a panel of local Philadelphia-based editors to talk about the different ways editors approach a text. Four Editors and a Paragraph… Continue Reading

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