You Are My Acknowledgments Page

Mine is the only name on the business license, but the people who make Tweed what it is are those who share their words with me before releasing them into the wild. To my clients, my colleagues, my supporters, and my friends I offer my sincerest thanks. Much more could be said, but an editor strives for concision. KVH November 28,...

Pushing Your Writing, Raising Your Profile—a Webinar with the Text and Academic Authors Association

I’m delighted to announce that the Text and Academic Authors Association has invited me to present a webinar aimed specifically at scholarly authors who want to elevate their writing so that their projects garner the attention they deserve: Pushing Your Writing, Raising Your Profile Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4 p.m. ET Description Acquisitions editors, peer reviewers, dissertation committees, and the general reading public are all looking for scholarly writing that is strong both argumentatively and stylistically. To give your scholarship the edge it deserves, you need to push it further on those two fronts. Perhaps your prose is weighed down by unnecessary scare quotes or isn’t guided by an overarching sense of what’s at stake, for instance. In this one-hour webinar, an academic editor identifies missteps that are all too common in ineffective scholarly writing and helps you locate opportunities to push your work to the next level. After my presentation on ways to push a manuscript argumentatively and stylistically, participants will have the opportunity to pick my brain and receive advice tailored to their concerns. So bring your questions! The webinar is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. If you don’t already belong to TAA, I urge you to consider membership—not because I earn any kind of commission but because it gives you access not just to my webinar but to dozens of archived webinars and podcasts. Besides, first-time membership is just $15—less than the cost of my presentation alone. Need more information? Here’s more about my philosophy of pushing writing to achieve more. And as always, you can email me at katie@tweedediting.com. I look forward to...

Trick or Tweed?

Happy Halloween, everybody! And stay safe—especially if you’re in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. I know it’s only October, but if you need any editing in December or January, now’s the time to start a conversation with me. I’d love to hear about what you’re working on and discuss ways to move your projects forward. Trick or Tweed?...

Claremont Talks Tweed

My scrapbook is filling up with clippings this fall. First Copyediting.com interviewed me, and now this: the Institute for Signifying Scriptures, my primary research affiliation from Claremont, profiles me and Tweed in the new fall issue of its newsletter, Inscriptions (PDF link). ISS does what I consider truly groundbreaking work by shifting the study of scriptures away from texts and onto people, those individuals and communities who use scriptures (texts, performances, objects) for social, political, and psychological purposes. That’s the future of scriptural studies, and I’m proud to be a part of it. My little blurb is on page 2. I encourage you to read further, because ISS is up to some really interesting stuff in the academy and culture. I know I can’t wait for Vincent Wimbush’s upcoming book, White Man’s Magic: Scripture as Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2012). He has a way with wording, doesn’t he? A little teaser for the book (in the form of a lecture summary) can be found also on page 2 of Inscriptions. As always, headshot image taken by Posy Quarterman, the best moment-capturing photographer...