editing and coaching for academics, students and publishers

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About Content Academic

con•tent (noun) the topics or matter treated in a written work; (adjective) pleased and satisfied; not needing more
ac•a•dem•ic (noun) a person who is a teacher in a college or university; (adjective) of or relating to schools and education

Editing

Editing for books, journal articles, theses/dissertations, essays and other educational projects.

Coaching

Technical skills and goal-setting coaching for academics and students.

Consulting

Digital/print publishing and social media consulting for educational projects.

 

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Content Academic is directed by Dr Joseph Gelfer

Joseph has a BA (Hons) from University of Bristol (UK) and a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). He has held editorial roles in educational contexts such as London School of Economics, University of London and RMIT University as well as in the non-profit and corporate sectors. He is the author/editor of several books, most recent of which is Masculinities in a Global Era (Springer Science+Business Media).

Joseph has undertaken ongoing positions with various academic journals:

  • Communication, Politics & Culture (Editorial Manager)
  • Qualitative Research Journal (Editorial Manager)
  • Journal of Human Security (Editorial Manager)
  • Creative Approaches to Research (Editorial Manager)
  • International Journal of e-Business Management (Editorial Manager)
  • Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (Editor)

For Academics

How Content Academic can help you as an academic

Editing and Proofreading

Ensure your text is of the highest possible standard before submitting to journals and publishers.

Book Proposals and Contracts

Get help with crafting a winning book proposal, and then negotiating the resulting contract.

Publishing Consulting

Seek advice on establishing or running a journal and other ways to disseminate research content.

Self Branding and Promotion

Learn how to craft your own personal brand and mobilize it in the knowledge economy.

Media Training

Discover how to distill your research findings so they can be easily understood by the media.

Coaching

Gain clarity around your goals and be held accountable for their achievement.

For Students

How Content Academic can help you as a student

Research and Writing Skills

Learn effective research and writing skills, for short essays through to doctoral dissertations.

Editing and Proofreading

Ensure your text is of the highest possible standard before submitting for assessment.

Coaching and Mentoring

Gain clarity around your goals and be held accountable for their achievement.

For Publishers

How Content Academic can help you as a publisher

Content Development

Secure the best content with insightful acquisitions and developmental editing.

Editing and Proofreading

Ensure your products are the best they can be with editing and proofreading.

Project Management

Guarantee projects are delivered in scope, on time and with all stakeholders happy.

Rights Management

Have confidence that rights and licensing issues have been fully addressed.

Author Branding and Promotion

Refer authors to personalized marketing plans and coaching to maximize sales.

Author Media Training

Refer authors to personalized media training so they can easily distil their work for greatest impact.

Recent Case Study: Country Fire Authority (CFA)

THE CHALLENGE
As well as responding to fires and other hazardous incidents, CFA is one of Australia’s largest Registered Training Organisations.

CFA required a range of recruitment and training documents to be collated, edited, designed and published within a short period of time, all within a complex stakeholder and regulatory environment.

THE SOLUTION
Content Academic facilitated the full process of publication for CFA over a two month period including:

  • content mapping for a suite of over 40 documents
  • liaising with authors
  • copyediting and structural editing
  • liaising with internal sign-off procedures
  • briefing and liaising with an external design agency
  • facilitation of print-ready and web-ready files
  • overall project management.

THE RESULTS
The full suite of recruitment and training publications were delivered on time and on budget.

CFA Project Manager Rebecca Tidey said, “Joseph ensured our publications project was delivered within a tight timeframe and with the quality of product that our organisation expects. He effectively managed the balance between allowing content feedback and working with designers to ensure deadlines were maintained. I would highly recommend Joseph for a similar project manager/editor role.”

Testimonials

Read what other people have to say about working with Joseph at Content Academic

  • Professor John Hoopes, Director, Global Indigenous Nations Studies, The University of Kansas

    Joseph has the keenest editorial skills of any collaborator with whom I have ever worked.

    Professor John Hoopes, Director, Global Indigenous Nations Studies, The University of Kansas
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  • Associate Professor Pete Lentini, Director, Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash University

    With Joseph as your editor, you will receive the bonus of working with an empathetic and accomplished colleague and scholar whose knowledge of social science and the humanities enhances the quality of the writing process and final outcome, in addition to providing the high standard of stylistic guidance that we require when working on academic writing.

    Associate Professor Pete Lentini, Director, Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash University
  • Rebecca Tidey, Project Manager, Country Fire Authority

    Joseph ensured our publications project was delivered within a tight timeframe and with the quality of product that our organisation expects. He effectively managed the balance between allowing content feedback and working with designers to ensure deadlines were maintained. I would highly recommend Joseph.

    Rebecca Tidey, Project Manager, Country Fire Authority
  • Dr Julie White, Victoria University

    Joseph greatly assisted my development as a new editor of two scholarly journals. I am very grateful to Joseph for his highly professional expertise and his care and support.

    Dr Julie White, Victoria University
  • Professor John Hoopes, Director, Global Indigenous Nations Studies, The University of Kansas

    Joseph has the keenest editorial skills of any collaborator with whom I have ever worked.

    Professor John Hoopes, Director, Global Indigenous Nations Studies, The University of Kansas
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  • Associate Professor Pete Lentini, Director, Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash University

    With Joseph as your editor, you will receive the bonus of working with an empathetic and accomplished colleague and scholar whose knowledge of social science and the humanities enhances the quality of the writing process and final outcome, in addition to providing the high standard of stylistic guidance that we require when working on academic writing.

    Associate Professor Pete Lentini, Director, Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash University
  • Rebecca Tidey, Project Manager, Country Fire Authority

    Joseph ensured our publications project was delivered within a tight timeframe and with the quality of product that our organisation expects. He effectively managed the balance between allowing content feedback and working with designers to ensure deadlines were maintained. I would highly recommend Joseph.

    Rebecca Tidey, Project Manager, Country Fire Authority
  • Dr Julie White, Victoria University

    Joseph greatly assisted my development as a new editor of two scholarly journals. I am very grateful to Joseph for his highly professional expertise and his care and support.

    Dr Julie White, Victoria University

Contact

Contact directly for queries and quotes or below via social media and our occasional newsletter

joseph@contentacademic.com
+33 6 5845 2173
joseph.gelfer
Poitou-Charentes, France