Hi, I’m Dr Malini Devadas. I help scientists get published faster by giving them strategies to write more efficiently. As a former academic, I have a keen understanding of the language and culture of scientists. As a coach, I know how to help you overcome your fears and gain more confidence in your writing skills. View Case Studies

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I’m a coach who helps academics become confident and productive writers.

There are many reasons why people do not make progress with their academic writing projects:

  • They are unable to create the time they need — For many academics, particularly women, every day is spent doing things for other people, whether that be students, colleagues or family members. To actually put aside time for their own writing feels selfish to some, even though it’s part of their job description.
  • They spend their time in an endless cycle of writing and rewriting — With no clear writing process to follow, many academics swap between the creative process of writing and the analytical process of editing, which means it can take a long time just to write one paragraph.
  • They lack confidence — Imposter syndrome is rife throughout academia and people can be their own harshest critic when it comes to writing. And often the only feedback people get is negative feedback, meaning that they think their writing is not as good as it really is.

If you’re struggling with any of these problems and are ready to get support, you’re in the right place.

Get personal support

If you feel overwhelmed, underconfident or frustrated about your academic writing progress, my one-month express coaching program may be just what you need to get you writing regularly.

Join the community

If you want to be more confident in your writing skills and finish your PhD with your self-esteem intact, join my Academic Writing Community to get support and connect with other like-minded students and early-career academics.

Do a workshop

If you are graduate student convenor, find out about the online workshops and talks I offer to academic staff and students all over the world to help them get have a positive experience while writing their thesis.