Writing Center Toolbox
NOTE: As of August 5, the Hour with an Editor service is temporarily on hold. An unusually high number of doctoral students are now at the form and style review stage, so all of our available editor staff time is currently required to ensure students can receive those reviews on time. We hope to make this service available again soon.
Hour With an Editor is a service that can be requested by Walden faculty who would like a dissertation editor to meet live with a group of their capstone (proposal and beyond) students. This service is specific to faculty who are mentoring students, aimed at providing information for working on a specific, requested area of writing the proposal or final study. The editor will present via conference call, Skype, Adobe Connect, or another virtual venue, as provided by the faculty member. The editor will present for roughly 30-40 minutes, leaving 20-30 minutes for questions. Some examples of possible topics are literature review organization and strategies, APA for the capstone, scholarly voice, or preparing for the Form and Style Review.
Hour With an Editor request procedures:
Complete the form below.
Our editor managers will assign an editor and reply to the faculty member, cc-ing the assigned editor with the request attached.
The editor will communicate with the faculty member to determine a workable date and time that meets the schedules of the faculty member (and student group), as well as the editor.
NOTE: Many faculty members have regular, weekly calls with students. We will make every effort to accommodate this date and time as much as we can; however, we request that faculty also be amenable to scheduling at another time.
The faculty member will provide the conference line or other venue for the meeting.
Once the presentation has occurred, the editor will send a follow-up message to the faculty member, attaching any presentation documents and a survey.