Michael LaRocca, a published novelist, shares his favourite creative writing tips, including how to write better first drafts, writing rituals, and other advice for young writers thinking about starting that first novel.
Here is a strategy to land jobs with your PhD outside of academia. It covers some of the common mistakes made by PhD’s looking for alternative careers, and how to sell the value of yourself, not your PhD, in nonacademic job interviews.
This interview with Michael LaRocca, a published author and freelance editor, covers how to land freelance editing jobs, how to find your first editing client, and using your website to get work. We also talk about how you can make money editing from home, using some online marketplaces for editing and writing jobs.
English majors often struggle to find careers. Part of the problem is the misguided advice that they get from career counselors, selling the idea of education rather than practical skills. This article shows a productive solution for English majors looking for careers, relevant especially for MA’s and PhD’s in English and those seeking a nonacademic career.
To find a job with your English degree takes time, especially if you are career searching with a M.A. or Ph.D. This is my story about quitting my job and it shows you how aggressive action can help accelerate your ability to find Master’s and Ph.D. jobs.
Looking for jobs for English majors? This is an interview about how to become an editor with Benjamin Lukoff, a former Music Editor at Amazon.com and published author. We talk about how to get your first editing job and discuss some ways that Ph.D.’s, M.A.’s and other English majors can get jobs in editing.
Finding a career with an English degree takes time. This article shows how to speed up the process. It also shows you how reading book after book is delaying you from finding success and a job with your english degree.
Why a Ph.D in English is false advertising and how to rebuild your career and find meaning outside of academic jobs. This article talks about some of the grad school cliche students I’ve met and why new thinking is needed in order to reform higher education in the humanities.
You’ve heard that you shouldn’t go to grad school in the humanities. But what if you have gone–here is the true story of my attempt to learn how to adapt my skills and find meaning outside of the Ph.D. job trap.
The PhD job crisis is often obscured and ignored by many professors. This is an article about Thomas H. Benton (AKA) William A. Pannapacker, who wrote several articles about why you shouldn’t do a PhD in the humanities.
This article talks about whether doing a Ph.D. is worth it. Graduate students self-inflict the purgatory of staying around campus years after all of their cohorts have left to pursue family, jobs, and careers.
What are the chances of finding a job with a Ph.D. in English? Here are the prospects of finding a job with a Ph.D. in English as were given to me at a meeting designed to let students know whether getting a Ph.D. in the humanities was a wise career choice.
Lost english majors, ex-grad students looking for jobs outside of academia, undergrads interested in careers for english, and the story of one Ph.D drop-out and how to find meaning outside of academic work.
Is doing a Ph.D. in the humanities a good idea? Will you find a job outside of the womb of graduate school? Can you be employed with an english degree? Here is my answer and story.
Here is a true story of my transition as a graduate student in the humanities to a search for a job in the real world. This article will give prospective grad students an idea of what to expect if you decide to leave academia. It also will give encouragement to other failed academics.