From Zero To Published

An 8 Week Cohort Programme

Zero to Published is an 8 week online programme of workshops, writing sprints, writing retreats, one-to-one mentoring, office hours and proofreading all geared to one objective: helping you write and submit your first academic article. Join 30 of your peers, and get guidance from a world-class team of experts at every stage of that journey. 

Next Cohort: April 2024

Four Skills Workshops

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Two Full Day Writing Retreats

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Two Hours Of One-To-One Mentoring

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Twice Weekly Office Hours

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Twice Weekly Writing Sprints

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Article Proofreading

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Online Course Materials

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Guidance With Reviewer Corrections

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Cohort Community

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Your First Article, In 8 Weeks.

Join our next cohort of students to get your first article written, edited and submitted, with crafted mentorship and hand-holding at every stage. Zero to Published offers 30 students a combination of writing skills workshops, one-to-one mentoring, drop in office hours, full day writing retreats, half day writing sprints proofreading and online material to help you write more, navigate the publication process, and maximise your chances of getting published. All from world-renowned experts in the PhD journey. 

8 Weeks to Published

Publishing an article is a critical milestone in every PhD journey. Whether you’re planning on staying in academia or moving on elsewhere, having an article to your name is a key marker of success.

Designed & Tested

Our immersive programme was designed by The PhD Proofreaders, who since 2017 have offered hundreds of PhD Writing workshops and retreats, proofread thousands of theses, coached hundreds of students and helped over 26,000 students on their PhD journey.

Written, Edited & Submitted

Draw on our unique network of world-renowned Professors, writing coaches, and editors. You’ll have an army of support on your side, so you can write your article quickly, have help navigating the publication process, mentoring to help you through revisions, and editing to make your writing shine. 

Your Team of Mentors

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Professor Jean Creaton

Emeritus Professor of Higher Education

Professor Gina Wisker

Professor Of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature

Professor Jeremy Wellington

Professor of Education and Former Head of Research Degrees at the University of Sheffield School of Education

Professor Peter Smith

Emeritus Professor of University of Sunderland & Author of The PhD Viva (Palgrave)

Dr. Heather Campbell

Head of Career Services Office at the Central European University & Academic Writing Coach.

Dr. Max Lemprière

Founder of The PhD Proofreaders. PhD mentor and writing coach.

Dr. Anthony McLean

Academic proofreader

Dr. Anthony McLean

Academic proofreader

Our Sponsors

5 fully funded scholarships available
Spread the cost by paying in two installments. The first is payable now, and the final installment just before the programme starts.

What Do Great Applications Look Like?

Understanding: How will Zero to Published aid your growth? 
Alignment: What’s the relationship between your goals and what we can provide?
Openness: What examples do you have of being open to personal change and transformative experiences?

We are offering 5 fully funded places. Please indicate whether you’d like to be considered for one when making your application. We’ll need to get a few details from you. 

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