Katrina Oko-Odoi PhD

Katrina Oko-Odoi is the Founder and Chief Editor of EditingWorm, a company dedicated to academic and business editing and writing for entrepreneurs, businesses, and scholars. After years immersed in academia, Katrina channeled her passion for words into entrepreneurship, launching EditingWorm in 2012. She is a published author with a PhD in Literature from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and over 10 years of experience as a freelance editor and writer.

Defending from Home: Navigating a Remote PhD Defense

The current global pandemic has hastened the arrival of one reality of modern grad school: the remote PhD defense. Until recently, grad students may have had a committee member or two attend their defense remotely or live-streamed their defense for out-of-town friends and family, but 100% virtual PhD defenses were relatively rare. Navigating a remote …

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5 Tips to Boost Your Stay-at-Home Grad School Productivity

Grad school can be a challenging experience even without the added stress of a global pandemic. For many, the abrupt transition to remote grad school life brought with it a host of new difficulties and pitfalls. Now deep into this crisis, many students are still engaging in remote grad school. That’s why I want to …

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Our Favorite Blogs for Writing Inspiration, Advice, and Much, Much More

We all have our favorite blogs that we follow religiously, maybe even anticipating new posts each week to keep us inspired or give us a break from our predictable daily routine. It’s even more fun to discover new blogs to add to one’s repertoire, especially when it comes to writing—and staying consistent with it. Did …

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‘Tis the Season! The Surprising Origins of Holiday Rituals

Have you ever wondered about the origins of some of our favorite holiday words and traditions? Like, why is a poinsettia considered a winter holiday plant? And why do we kiss underneath the mistletoe? Plus, did you know that the generic term “menorah” actually applies to the candelabrum used in Temple year-round? Whatever you’re celebrating …

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Says Who?! Why Objectivity is Important for Your Business Blog

Blog content is a great way to establish credibility for your company’s website while simultaneously increasing brand awareness and improving ROI. Research shows that a large percentage of blog readers, roughly 74%, trust content that appears objective when educating readers about particular topics—these visitors are far more likely to become future customers. For blog content …

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How to Make the Most of Back to School: Reimmerse Yourself in Writing

Back to school already, where did the time go?! Even if you’re well rested and ready for the new school year (which I never was at the end of the summer, by the way!), it can be tough picking up where you left off with your writing. You’ve likely lost some of the momentum that …

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Reel Them In: 6 Ways to “Hook” Your Readers With Attention-Grabbing Blog Headlines

Catching readers’ attention online today is harder than ever. You might have seen the astounding statistics about the sheer volume of content being released on a daily basis: Nearly 2 million new blog articles are posted everyday. Readers are literally being flooded with information. With so much content out there, it can be extremely difficult …

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On The Executive Path? How a business doctorate can further your career

With so many students pursuing MBAs in the last decade, some notable voices are arguing that MBAs just aren’t as valuable as they used to be (US News, The Atlantic, Fortune). While the skills and critical thinking developed in an MBA program are invaluable to most organizations and can help one stand out from peers …

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Why Should My Business Start a Blog?

Starting a blog for your business may initially seem like a lot of work—all those hours coming up with topics, writing posts, and finding images—for very little payoff (will it even lead to sales?). So is it really worth it? The short answer: YES, absolutely! Before we get started talking about the numerous benefits of …

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20 Costly Errors to Avoid in Your Blog Posts

Writing for blogs or websites can be tricky. With just a couple steps in the wrong direction, your copy can lose tremendous value. When writing, it’s incredibly important to know what mistakes might ruin your work. To help you out, we’ve assembled a list of 20 costly errors to avoid when writing online content. No …

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