Our consultants offer online feedback on writing projects in two ways. Students, staff, and faculty from all academic disciplines have the choice to teleconference with us on Zoom or to submit work electronically via our OWL. The Center for Writing is not a proofreading or editing service, but an instructional service. We can help you identify any patterns of grammatical or punctuation errors and help you correct those patterns. In addition to serving as a friendly audience, consultants address any issue a writer wishes to discuss. We help with a wide range of projects: research papers, group papers, book/art/drama reviews, research proposals, resumes and cover letters, grad school application essays, internship reports, submissions for publication, book manuscripts, treatises, theses, and dissertations. We address any specific concerns if you have them, and we can usually offer helpful advice on organization, style, clarity, grammar, and various research documentation styles.
Teleconferences in real-time via Zoom.
To register for a Zoom tutorial, go to our scheduler and choose your appointment. . Each consultant’s stable Zoom address will appear as a link under their name. At the time of your appointment, click on the consultant’s Zoom address link and you’ll enter the consultant’s waiting room. Zoom tutorials offer the safest, most relaxed person-to-person interaction for writing consultations at this time. If you are new or feel inexperienced with Zoom, check out this brief how-to video.
Online Writing Lab (OWL) consultations via email.
We read and comment on OWLs Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We respond to your requests in the order in which we receive them, usually within one or two business days. Keep in mind that if you need to speak with a consultant, you can schedule a Zoom appointment at the by clicking on the scheduler link above.
How can you access the OWL?
Please submit your paper as a Word document by completing the following form: