CambridgeEditors February Workshops


“Completing the Dissertation” and “Your Life, On Paper” will be offered in February

The workshops will be offered at various times between noon and 7 o’clock in the evening. Registration is $350 per workshop, for the three week, three session course. To register, inquire about private workshops, or if you have any other questions, call CambridgeEditors at (617) 876-2855 or e-mail

COMPLETING THE DISSERTATION: After 6-10 years of writing and research, Ph.D. candidates often face last minute challenges when completing their dissertation. The workshop will focus on organizational decisions, each chapter’s purpose, the Defense in both written and spoken form, crafting a successful response to critiques, and elevation of writing—ensuring that your use of language is as powerful as your discovery. The workshop will also explore the art of expressing complex ideas clearly and cogently. Each session will consist of a pedagogical element, as well as the “work-shopping” of sections of participants’ work. The course will be offered twice in three week segments, and may be taken consecutively by students electing re-enrollment.

About the Instructor: Dr. Harte Weiner has two advanced degrees including a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University and a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Columbia University. Dr. Weiner has taught on the faculties of Brown, Tufts, and Harvard Universities. Holding key posts in the creative writing field, Dr. Weiner served as Contributing Editor to The Paris Review under Jonathan Galassi, and Assistant Director to The Academy of American Poets, with then-Director Henri Cole. This academic year, her editing work has focused on dissertations, creative theses in several genres, and application essays to institutions of higher learning.

YOUR LIFE, ON PAPER: Through coaching, conversations, and exercises, writers will learn how to outline and write a memoir or personal essay. How does one make their experiences come alive on the page? Which experiences should one write about, and why? Should one’s memoir be written with a chronological scope? Writers will transform their memories into a nonfiction narrative with ease after this workshop.

About the Instructor: Ashley Troutman holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Nonfiction Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, where she worked as a Graduate Assistant and was elected class speaker for her commencement ceremony in 2009. Ashley currently works as the Managing Editor for CambridgeEditors, the Feature Editor for The New Hampshire Writer’s Project, and a Reporter for The Somerville News. Her recent editorial work has focused on novels, memoirs, articles, essays, and other works of creative writing.


To register, or for more information, please call CambridgeEditors at 617.876.2855, or email


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