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Dissertations, academic articles, research reports, or books—we help you finish your writing project how you want it and when you want it.

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Drafting and Writing

Learn to let your inherent curiosity about your topic lead the way, to tell the story of your data with readers in mind, and to write efficiently in order to complete the project in a reasonable amount of time.

Breaking Through Writer’s Block

Writing is hard work. Writing a high-stakes project is even harder. Sometimes writers get stuck, but it doesn’t have to be terminal.  Coaches at Defend & Publish have strategies to break through writer’s block and help you finish.

Editing and Formatting

Every writer needs an editor. Doing the final editing and formatting of your project can be an onerous task, especially if you’re on a tight deadline. Let us take the pressure off by working with you on editing and formatting.

Our Philosophy on Coaching Writing

We believe that writing is a skill that can be taught and learned. After working with us, we want you to be able to write with confidence and be able to use your writing skills in varied settings, for different topics, and with multiple audiences. In short, we coach writers to succeed.

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Is Hiring a Writing Coach Right for You?

Are you writing a dissertation? Put an experienced dissertation coach on your team.

Are you writing an article? Work with pubished authors who have been through the publication process.

Are you planning a book? We can help you with all stages of writing a book-length project.

What distinguishes us is our expertise in online writing and working with writers online.  You’re writing in the age of the Internet where online writing and reading rule.  We know how the wired-world reality impacts your research and writing, and we can guide you through it.


Dr. Kristin S. EdD. Successful dissertation defense (George Washington University)

Dr. B. Bricklin Zeff. Successful dissertation defense (Hokkaido University)

L.A. Chambers. Successful proposal defense (Walden University)

Dr. G. Zaugg. Successful dissertation defense (North Dakota State University)

Dr. Jennifer C. Successful dissertation defense (Alliant International University)

Dr. Chanel Matney. Successful dissertation defense (John Hopkins University)

Dr. Aaron Day. Successful dissertation defense (City University of Seattle)

Dr. J. Johnson. Successful dissertation defense (Southern IL University, Carbondale)

B. Bricklin Zeff. Two published articles (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Dr. Stefan Battle. Three published articles (Rhode Island College, School of Social Work)

Dr. Cynthia P. Successful dissertation defense (Old Dominion University)

Dr. Lori K. Successful proposal defense (Case Western University)

Dr. Amanda L. Successful dissertation defense

Dr. Steve T. Successful dissertation defense (North Dakota State University)

Dr. Caroline H. Successful dissertation defense (Oklahoma State University)

James J. Successful proposal defense (Southern Illinois University)

Karen B. Successful proposal defense (Oklahoma State University)

Dr. Martinique F. Successful dissertation defense (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

Dr. Leah C. Successful dissertation defense (Florida State University)

. . . and many others

Publishing the Academic Article: Tips, Tricks, & Tactics

Whether you’re a new scholar who needs to publish to be considered for a full-time position, an academic who needs to publish for tenure and promotion, or an international scholar who needs help understanding some of the customs for publishing in American settings, this guide will help you navigate every step of the publishing process.

Purchase your copy here.

Authors: Beth L. Hewett and Robbin Z. Warner
Available formats: downloadable pdf
Price: $9. 95


“I passed! With flying colors. All five members of my committee complimented me on the writing, the amount of detail, and they were genuinely interested in the content. A few of them mentioned it was one of the best dissertations that they’d  read in years.” J. Johnson, PhD

Publications by Our Coaches

Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction

Grounded in fifteen principles of online writing instruction, this edited volume offers the most comprehensive guide to access-focused administrative, faculty, student, and research considerations in the field.


The Online Writing Conference: A Guide for Teachers and Tutors

An empirically based theory for conferencing with writing students in online settings and for responding helpfully to their writing and other needs.



Reading to Learn and Writing to Teach: Literacy Strategies for Online Writing Instruction

A literacy-based theory of online writing instruction and practical strategies for both students and their teachers.


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Caution: Switchback Curves Ahead!

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re not going to get there. That would seem like an obvious statement, but with most types of writing there is no way to meet a goal or to complete the project without a well-considered idea of what the project is or what it...

Writing Cover Letters for Academic Positions

The most basic function of cover letters for academic positions is to introduce yourself to the search committee; the most successful way to do so is to craft this introduction as a demonstration of your fit with the search criteria. The first paragraph should...

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