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Badia Savant-0033Badia Sahar Ahad, Ph.D.

I’m Badia Ahad-Legardy, Lead Editor and Director of Savant Academic Writing Consultants. As a fellow academic, I know how challenging, frustrating, and difficult the writing process can be. Getting your written work off your desk and into the hands of a capable editor is an excellent way to increase your writing productivity (*because you’re not spending valuable time writing in circles) as well as your emotional and psychological well-being. I started Savant Academic in 2011 because I am deeply committed to helping my client-colleagues excel in academia’s “publish or perish” environment. Here are a few ways that can I help you move forward with your academic writing projects:

Perfect your book proposal so that you can approach your top presses with confidence
Transform your article from rough draft to publishable manuscript
Strengthen your research and teaching statements for promotion and tenure packets by
emphasizing your strengths and mitigate your weaknesses
Revise your conference paper to make the most impact in a short amount of time while
also maintaining your authentic voice
Craft your cover letters and CVs so you can present your BEST self on the market


  • Associate Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago
  • Master Coach and Director of Training, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
  • PhD & MA English literature with a specialization in 20th c. American and African-American literature, University of Notre Dame