Graduate Communication Services

Innovation in Research Communication

Papers need editing, and authors want support in the editing. That is what we give. The Graduate School Editor will assist you on the editing of papers, and our Editor will support you in becoming a confident author of papers.

Collaborator Editing: Our Editor applies a novel method for editing manuscripts (see below). The research groups collaborating with us publish more productively, more efficiently, more prominently, more effectively. And what is more, our assistance improves for every single project we've edited on!

Apprentice Editing: Our Editor helps early-career authors, that is, the newcomers to the practices of drafting and submitting and publishing. Each new entrant to the Graduate School Cyber Security receives one-to-one support on his or her own individual research writing.

Our close editing generates three huge downstream effects:

more researchers become capable and confident authors, so that

research quality at KIT steadily rises, while

supervisor workloads fall off dramatically.

Our Method: Editing on Your Exact Project

If you engage author services or language instructors or workshop presenters, you're getting people who look at your project from the outside.

Our editor doesn't do that. Our editor embeds.

Your exact project gains a communication expert who has additionally learned the communication of security research and who'll further learn the communication of your exact individual focus in security research.

Our Editor's workday is spent learning. Picture the work like this:

This cycle/recycle directs all writing and all researching to target.

Beyond Editing

Better papers and better authors—that's our guiding purpose. But this takes more than just editing. Therefore, we offer these additional services:

 Roundtable: There's more to papers than science. Papers are language too! The language in papers appears at the Roundtable: Watch how authors interpret the facts, notice how authors advance the argument, and understand better the literature you cite! Learn more here.

 The Editing Desk: This blog is the online home of research cohabitating with communication. These text and audio-posts cover everything from effective practices in researching to effective sentences in research writing. You find the blog here.

Research in English for Academic Purpose: In order to advance work in Systemic Functionalism and English for Academic Purposes, we contribute our findings to our own research communities. One research outlet here already is the podcast Scholarly Communication.

Promotional Work: We believe that other institutes as well as a broad public will want to know about what we do and why we do it that way. Therefore, our Editor will appear at opportune events and generally seek avenues for making our work known.

Founder and Editor

Dan Shea

Dan Shea is committed to helping scientists write at their best. His background is in writing studies and linguistics. Every year that he's helped scientists has added 365 days to his love for the English language.

Contact Dan via e-mail!