Academics engage in stories every day. The difficulty is seeing that story in our work and thinking about it as part of our writing. Scholars do not need to become creative nonfiction writers, but they can use narrative elements to involve readers, to make them want to read on, to discover alongside the writer. The best scholarly writing already does.
E&I is proud to include Dr. Amy Hildreth Chen and her current manuscript, Archival Bodies: The American Literary Collections Market since 1944, in our Client Spotlight. As part of the revision process, Chen asked E&I to conduct a critical reading of Archival Bodies to evaluate her integration of quantitative data analysis. E&I made suggestions regarding data validity, impact of data visualization, and alternatives for visualizing data.