Dr. Tom O’Brien, Ph.D in Political Science, Sydney, Australia

So I was done with my Ph.D, and I thought I knew how to ‘convert’ my doctoral dissertation to a book.

Not so.

A year went by, and I was still doing nominal changes, tweaking a few words here and there, but really, I didn’t know how to rewrite for a “real” audience (other than my academic committee) that has to be convinced of the value of what I have to say.

A colleague at my university said to contact Serene.

Several weeks of working with her later, and I have sent out book proposals to publishers.

[September 2012]