Background

 

Richard Pollard (Ph.D. Harvard University) has held professorships at Northeastern University, University of Arizona, and Lewis & Clark College.

He has served as chair or reader on numerous doctoral dissertations in management, organizational development, leadership, nursing, homeland security, and social/environmental sustainability.

He designed the doctoral programs at Colorado Technical University and served as the founding Chancellor of CTU’s Institute for Advanced Studies, where he oversaw all dissertation chairs and readers. He has taught statistics and research methods at all levels from undergraduate through doctoral.

He served as founding editor of International Journal of Small Group Research for five years before merging it with Sage Publications’ Small Group Behavior to create Small Group Research, which he editor for another eighteen years. He has chaired management programs, served as System Dean of Business and Management at CTU and as Chief Academic Officer at Daniel Webster College and the New England Institute of Art. He has been awarded Fullbright and National Science Foundation international research grants that supported his research in Norway, Sweden, Estonia and Germany. He has published extensively in management and social science journals.

His primary areas of expertise include organizational behavior, organization development, small groups and teams, leadership, psychology, sociology, research methods and statistics.

He is currently devoting his time to teaching online and working with masters and doctoral student and theses and dissertations.

Editing Specialties

 

Developmental and structural editing  analysis of coherence, arc of story, character development, dialogue, voice, pace, flow, transitions, and reader engagement

Writing assistance  to improve organization and clarity, enrich language usage, build emotional connections between characters and story elements in both fiction and nonfiction

Query letters and synopses  review for submission to literary agents

Book proposals  help writer develop this sales piece for nonfiction book manuscripts. To include intro, summary, author bio, marketing plan, comparative analysis of competition, and sample chapters.

Consultation about self-publishing  discuss steps to independent publishing: internal layout and design, book cover, e-books and POD (print on demand), promotion, marketing and sales.

Testimonials

 

“Thank you guys for the wonderful service. I am very satisfied with the editing process. I learnt a lot from Dr. Pollard.” SW Mudoh