For my professor friends.

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Here’s the loving nudge you might need today.

Just send it.

Stop checking the references.

The journal proofreader will take care of that.

Stop reworking the first or last paragraph.

The reviewers may tell you to change it. Don’t edit the life out of it.

Stop wondering who is going…

White women’s violence is a time-honored American tradition. But it doesn’t have to be.

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“Mistress Epps was not naturally such an evil woman, after all. She was possessed of the devil, jealousy, it is true, but aside from that, there was much in her character to admire.”

“[I]f she was not watchful when about her cabin, or when walking in the yard, a billet…

Rose Ernst

Academic editor and writing consultant. Former tenured professor and chair of political science. Happy fiction author. Find her at

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