About the Blog
Writelikeaphd.com is a writing blog designed to help you improve the quality of your writing style and content. I won’t just show you how to write readable text; I’ll also show you how to generate interesting, credible content so that you can sound like an expert and write like a PhD. Occasionally, we’ll even muse together about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs that every writer (i.e., human) goes through.
Also, we’ll do jokes sometimes. Specifically puns.
New posts on hiatus until September 2019!
Hi! I’m Rebecca H. Bond, PhD, and I I earned my doctorate in American history from Louisiana State University. I’ve written print and digital content for professional/non-profit organizations and commercial websites, including Environmental History, Chef Koochooloo, Study.com, and Albert.io. I’ve also edited over 1 million words for happy clients around the world and can provide both copy editing and developmental editing services.
I’ve loved reading and writing pretty much my entire life, and I’m here to help you improve your writing, credibility, and analytical skills. Check out some of my writing resources, or if you would like to hire me to make sure you sound like the polished professional you are, see my services page.
Here’s a list of stuff I’ve done:
- Ph.D. – American history/World history, Louisiana State University
- Dissertation: Polices of Loss: Coastal Erosion and the Struggle to Save Louisiana’s Wetlands
- M.A. – American history/European history, University of South Alabama
- Thesis: Slick Business: The Fight to Keep Big Oil out of Mobile Bay, 1969-1979
- B.A. – History, University of South Alabama
- Louisiana Lost: The Struggle to Save the State’s Vanishing Wetlands, University Press of Mississippi, publication forthcoming
- “Adapting to a Shrinking Coast: Restoration, Protection, and Social Justice in Coastal Louisiana, USA,” Louisiana’s Response to Extreme Weather: A Test Case for Coastal Resilience (editor, Shirley Laska), co-authored with Scott Hemmerling and Monica Barra, publication forthcoming
- “A Love Letter to My Future Job,” LinkedIn Pulse, June 12, 2019
- “The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” LinkedIn Pulse, May 23, 2019
- “When Things Aren’t Getting Better,” LinkedIn Pulse, May 15, 2019
- “The Fickle Relationship We All Have With Facts,” LinkedIn Pulse, May 8, 2019
- “When Hard Work Isn’t Enough, Focus on the Right Work,” LinkedIn Pulse, May 1, 2019
- “The Positive Power of Connection,” LinkedIn Pulse, April 24, 2019
- Review for Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe and Risk, edited by Cindy Ermus, Environmental History, April 2019
- “Connecting Audiences to Environmental History: The General Survey Course,” Environmental History Now: A Blog, March 4, 2019
- “Documenting Environmental History: Using Government Sources to Understand Louisiana’s Coastal Erosion Crisis,” Environmental History Now: A Blog, September 11, 2018
- “‘A Self-Inflicted Wound’: The Impact of Coastal Erosion and Restoration on Louisiana’s Oyster Industry,” Southern Cultures, Vol. 24, No. 1: Food IV, The Coast, Spring 2018
- “How Land Use Contributed to Risk and Disaster during Hurricane Katrina,” Process: A Blog for American History, Organization of American Historians, May 16, 2017
- Review for Baptized in PCB’s: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town by Ellen Griffith Spears, The Alabama Review, July 2016
- Guest, “Disappearing Louisiana and the Politics of Environmental Change,”The Hour of History Podcast, hosted by Steven Baumann, January 26, 2019
- Presenter, Louisiana Historical Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2018
- “‘New Orleans’ Final Frontier for Future Growth’: The Relationship between the Creation of the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge and Louisiana’s Coastal Erosion Crisis”
- Presenter, Center for Louisiana Studies Symposium, H20/LA: An Examination of Louisiana’s Relationship with Water, Lafayette, Louisiana, August 2017
- “Wet Lands, Dry Lands: The Connection between Flood Control, Land Use, and Coastal Erosion”
- Presenter, Louisiana Historical Association Annual Meeting, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 2017
- “Crisis on the Coast: How Hurricane Katrina Impacted Coastal Restoration in Louisiana”
- Presenter, Graduate History Conference, Louisiana State University, March 2016
- “‘A Self-Inflicted Wound’: The Oyster Industry, the Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion, and the Impact of Conflicting Interests on Coastal Restoration in Louisiana”
- Panel Commentator, Graduate History Conference, Louisiana State University, March 2015
- Panel Commentator, Graduate History Conference, Louisiana State University, March 2014