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Faculty Services

I'm here to support faculty just as much as to support graduate students. Faculty struggle to make time for writing around all their other pressing deadline-attached obligations. Maybe there's been a serious snag in the paper and you don't know how to get unstuck. Maybe what you thought was a perfectly good paper got a desk rejection, or a rejection that just doesn't seem right to you, and you're left wondering where to go from here. Maybe you just need accountability in your writing, someone who on a weekly basis wants to know what kind of progress you've made - and who can give you tips to keep your productivity high even under the stress of a full teaching load or the emptiness of a sabbatical. Maybe you're working on a book, but your editor isn't giving you a lot of guidance or you feel like you want more support. These are all reasons to consult with a coach.

The services I offer are similar in type to those offered grad students but different in delivery style, tailored to the needs of the working professional. Faculty services are available pre-bundled, and also as personally tailored packages to meet your needs. Registration for any of the packages below will be available to the general public after 1 Aug,1 Dec or 1 Apr each year.

Pricing below is effective for editing packages booked after 1 June 2021. As always, please contact me at leanne@leannecpowner.com for a personalized quote or referral.

Academic Coaching

Coaching at this level often focuses on time and project management designed in a way to maximize your goals. Think of it as a systems review and reboot. What do you want from your academic career? What kind of time balance will achieve that? How do you maximize the effectiveness of limited research time, while still allowing time for teaching, administrative responsibilities, and work-life balance? Coaching is a practical, hands-on and interactive process by which we discover and address inefficiencies in your work routines and develop more efficient approaches. Typically offered only on a semester basis since this is about ongoing and iterative process development ($300). Half-semester cases can be considered. This option does not cover substantive discussion of book projects, though time and project management as well as writing strategies can be considered as part of the package.


NOTE:Acceptance of new editing jobs is currently suspended at this time. I expect to resume taking new outside editing jobs around early July, pending the scheduling of my jaw surgery.

This category of services focuses on completed or nearly-completed manuscripts (article or book). It involves a close read and edit of the material, either at the level of copyediting ($5 per double-spaced manuscript page) or scholarly editing including reviewing content ($9 per double-spaced manuscript page). Content review includes some elements normally classified under developmental editing, such as looking for weaknesses in the argument and its development and reviewing research design choices.

Developmental Editing Packages

For authors at the very beginning of a book project or who need to overhaul a book manuscript in progress. I'll walk you through developing your book outline and proposal and coach you through the writing process with as-needed video meetings. Includes unlimited book-related document reviews with feedback (excludes page proofs), and up to 6 terms (2 years) of regularly scheduled support meetings (ad hoc meetings available after that). $12 per double-spaced manuscript page, minimum 200 page manuscript (average Political Science book manuscript is 200-250 manuscript pages). I take on no more than 4 active developmental projects at a time, so email first to see if I'm available.Fall 2021: One additional developmental position is expected. Please email me for a consultation and discussion of your needs to see whether this would be appropriate for you.

Accountability and Project Progression

Need an accountability buddy? This affordable option gives you a financial incentive to commit to meeting your weekly research goals. Each week, we'll meet for up to half an hour to set goals for research and check in on the prior week's goals. As needed, I'll offer advice on goal setting and to do list management. Try a month for $45 or a 16-week term for $150.This option does not cover substantive discussion of book projects.


If you're interested in my services, please drop me an email at Leanne@Leannecpowner.com with a brief description of your project and/or needs, and we'll take it from there to set up an initial conversation about working together. The first consultation is free and will help us decide whether we make a good team. If it's open registration season for a new term (usually the month before the term starts), you should find a link to a Google Form above where you can self-register.

Last updated on Wednesday, 02-Jun-2021 18:16:58 PDT