When it comes to your thesis or dissertation, don't wait until the last minute. From organization and formatting to conversion, UM's ETD writing resources are available to help you throughout the writing process.

The Graduate School

   
FORMATTING ASSISTANCE, FINAL SUBMISSION APPROVAL
Doreen Yamamoto
Senior Dissertation Editor
web: miami.edu/etd
e-mail: grad.dissertation@miami.edu
(305) 284-4154
  • Services include:
  •   - Optional pre-defense formatting review
    - Post-defense formatting reviews
     
       

    UM Libraries

       
    RESEARCH AND IMAGE FORMATTING, FINAL PDF CONVERSION
    Anna Stoute
    Head of Education and Outreach
    web: library.miami.edu
    e-mail: astoute@miami.edu
    (305) 284-6027
     
    DIGITAL MEDIA LAB
    Bryanna Herzog
    Technology Advancement Specialist
    (305) 284-6221
     
    Pia Cruzalegui
    Digital Media Specialist
    web: library.miami.edu/medialab
    e-mail: medialab@miami.edu
    (305) 284-2548
  • Free resources for managing your research: EndNote (desktop) and RefWorks (web)
  • Digital Formatting Support for Microsoft Word (versions 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010)
  • Digital Media Lab
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    - Technical assistance with technology you are using to write your document (final PDF conversion)
    - Compression to reduce file size, PDF-safe formatting
    - Access to online video tutorials on lynda.com

       
         

    Writing Center

       
    WRITIING ASSISTANCE FROM START TO FINISH
    KC Culver
    Assistant Director
    web: as.miami.edu/writingcenter
    (305) 284-2956
  • Free, one-on-one tutoring service
  • Tutors use the teaching model to help students understand and identify common writing mistakes
  • Assistance with all kinds of writing (all topics, disciplines, and types of documents)
  • Assistance with every stage of writing (planning, writing, revising)
  • Make/cancel appointments online
  • Read tutor biographies for specialties
  • Weekly appointments available with the same tutor
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    User Support for Microsoft Word

       
    DESKTOP ASSISTANCE (TECHNICAL)
    web: miami.edu/it/index.php/uss
    (305) 284-2944, option 3
  • Assistance with:
  •   - Moving page number position in the document to conform to Graduate School requirements
    - Other Word-related issues
    - For assistance with final PDF conversion, contact the Digital Media Lab in Richter Library
       
       
         

    Dissertation Writing Group

       
    SUPPORT  
    e-mail: dwg@miami.edu
  • Open to Ph.D. students in candidacy
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  • Applications are typically accepted in the fall semester
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  • Request more information by e-mail
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