I’ve worked with so many students over the years who are
confused and overwhelmed with the dissertation process.
It doesn’t need to be that way!
Hi, I’m Dr. Katrina Oko-Odoi, published author, lifelong teacher, business owner, and dissertation coach. I founded EditingWorm over a decade ago to support graduate students with the dissertation writing process and all that comes along with it. In the past ten years, I’ve worked with hundreds of students, providing targeted support to help them successfully complete their degrees.
After frequent requests from clients looking for even more personalized support, I was driven to start offering dissertation coaching. Coaching is the latest in my ongoing efforts to provide as much assistance as possible to graduate students struggling with their doctoral journey.
I’d love to chat to see how I can be of support.
Many graduate programs don’t provide sufficient support for students.
I help demystify the doctoral journey and serve as a mentor for students who aren’t receiving the support they need within their own program.
The support I provide looks different for each individual, whether it’s a structured timeline and action plan for getting chapters written, assistance with the IRB process, guidance for dealing with challenging committee members, or a cheerleader who is present every step of the way.
Start graduate school off on the right foot with this free guide
Grad school can be a daunting place. It is its own world with its own set of rules. I often wished that someone had given me a guidebook when I first started my doctoral program. So I’ve created that guide for you. I offer ten keys to help you navigate your graduate studies with more confidence and begin to lay the foundation for a successful academic career.
As a trusted guide who’s been there before, I confidently walk you through the dissertation process, providing customized support and tools to help you stay focused and productive.
As scholars — especially in the humanities and social sciences, we often get stuck in our heads. We need someone to put things in perspective and help us think through things. While some students are lucky enough to have a mentor or chair to play that role, that isn’t always the case. That’s where I come in.
As your coach, I:
I highly recommend Katrina Oko-Odoi, PhD… Katrina's work was thorough and always responded in a very timely manner, scheduling emergency calls whenever I needed from Spain. I am super grateful that I connected with her because I would not have been able to meet these requirements on my own and graduate tomorrow. She is fantastic to work with and recommend her highly and without reservation!
Scattered, disorganized, and overwhelmed, I needed help getting my thesis past the introduction, so I chose Katrina’s weekly coaching sessions. The key benefit that made this worth the price was focus, focus, focus on creating my personal strategy for producing academic work. Graduate school only tells you to go research, write, and then format it in a certain way. Thesis coaching answers the massive question of HOW.
Katrina exceeded my expectations, understood my anxiety, asked the right questions and quickly assessed the scope of work to be done. I was impressed with her "above and beyond attitude" specifically putting in the time to research and familiarize herself with my project. It was a pleasure working with Katrina who is customer-centric, professional, and has a high level of integrity. I highly recommend Katrina and would definitely work with her again in the future.
Katrina, was terrific to work with and I'd HIGHLY recommend her. The old saying is true that you get what you pay for and she did not disappoint. She was responsive, and also available to answer questions at all hours. She was always pleasant to work with and took the time to get to know me to understand better what kind of support I needed. Look no further - she is a lifesaver!
10 Keys to Successfully Navigating Graduate School