About Us

Sharpen Your Writing Skills for an Academic Career, not a Writing Emergency.

Invest in Writing Strategies for an Academic Career

We can help with writing emergencies such as writer’s block and missed deadlines. Yet we can also help with proactive writing coaching and workshops in scholarly writing skills such as project and time management, development of job documents, book proposal development, and writing as an academic leader.

Defend, Publish & Lead differs from other academic writing coaching companies. Because of advanced training in writing studies, coaches focus on improving the scholarly writing processes of the writer versus the writing itself. While we can edit, suggest wording, and format documents to meet dissertation or publication requirements, we can help writers with more advanced writing tasks such as organizing writing for clarity of purpose and structure, fine tuning research questions, developing paragraphs using sources as supports, and designing job talk or dissertation defense presentations. 

At Defend, Publish & Lead, we take a holistic approach to every writing task. Completed, well-written projects contribute to research trajectory, career mobility, and leadership opportunities as chairs, deans, provosts, and presidents. Learn how to approach complex writing challenges and develop sustainable writing practices with our individual coaching sessions and workshops.

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