To put together your book proposal for an academic press, you must anticipate the priorities of the acquisitions editor and present your manuscript as dynamic and timely. Tweed helps you make the pitch, including identifying your target readers and surveying the book’s market.
Whether the goal is an academic position, grant funding, or acceptance into your top-choice PhD program, strategic feedback is available for all types of academic application materials: cover letters, teaching philosophies, research proposals, CVs, and so forth.
When you are faced with the prospect of revising and resubmitting your journal article for publication, it’s key to understand clearly the feedback you’ve been given and proceed in a way that responds appropriately while making the most of your time and retaining the core intentions of your piece.
Years of Tweed
After several years of freelance editing, I officially founded Tweed Editing LLC in 2010.
… and counting! Scholars from a very wide range of disciplines have worked with Tweed: literature, economics, biological anthropology, history, cultural studies—the list is always growing.
Tweed clients come from institutions all over the world: small liberal arts colleges, RU/VH universities, state schools, and the Ivy League alike.
I got my dream job that I worked for! Because of your help, five of the six papers I sent were accepted for publication—all in major journals—and that significantly boosted my candidacy. So thank you again for all the effort you put in, and I look forward to working with you on future projects.K. H.
I found that you really excel at offering insight on both the micro and macro levels. I enjoyed how you brought a global understanding of the text to bear on the sentence-level issues. I also admired the different editorial hats you wear for your comments . . . not simply correcting the grammar but drawing my attention to many potential problems in style and argumentation.PhD student, RU/VH university
I so appreciated your wonderful editing. I just loved every minute of working with you. I felt that you gave me the best version of all the thought that I had put into the manuscript.Associate professor, public liberal arts college
I just talked with one of the Oxford University Press series editors about the manuscript I submitted to them. He indicated that not only is the research strong, but also that ‘the writing is so good, it really draws the reader in.’ I was thrilled when he told me that the series editors have recommended to Oxford that the manuscript be sent out for review! Thank you for being my teammate during every step of this manuscript’s production, from proposal to the draft sent out to reviewers. Your support gave me confidence and made the entire process fun!Assistant professor, public research university
Katie Van Heest, PhD, trained in manuscript editing at the University of Chicago and earned her doctorate in religion from Claremont. Her favorite editing projects involve scholarly writers who have clear research trajectories and want to influence thinking both in their fields and beyond.