Graduate Writing Center

Our Mission

The mission of the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is to assist graduate students from all disciplines with all types of written communications, from coursework and theses or dissertations to cover letters and teaching materials. The GWC offers individual online and in-person consultations in which peer and experienced consultants work with students to help them learn to organize, substantiate, and revise their own writing. The GWC works independently of the Professional Editing Service Center to accomplish its educational mission.

If you need a copy editor or a proofreader please visit the fee-based Professional Editing Service Center website or contact them at




Walk-in hours, online, and face-to-face appointments are all listed in our scheduling system: 


Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (Smith CUE) 402G  by appointment.

Online appointments meet through Zoom, and all appointment links will be sent by the consultant via email.

Services (Online & In-Person)

  • In one-with-one consultations with tutors, you can
    • Improve your writing in a supportive and friendly environment, at any stage of the writing process.
    • Learn tools of revision including paraphrasing sentences and organizing your ideas.
    • Learn and practice proofreading techniques so you can polish your own writing.
  • 1-credit courses that support you with the writing you’re doing in your program
  • Workshops for writing and professional development

Write to Us

We understand that sometimes you might have a question that one of our consultants can respond to with an email. Please use our inquiry submission form to send us your question, and we will get in touch shortly.

Please include as much detail as possible in your question. If the consultant believes that your question can be better addressed in a meeting with you, they will communicate that to you in their response. Our consultants will get back to you within two working days.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment for an in-depth consultation focusing on your writing.

After scheduling, your writing consultant will reach out to you in one or two business days. Feel free to read about our consultants.

Please understand the following policies before scheduling an appointment:

  • Appointments cannot be made within 48 hours from the appointment start time. Appointments can be scheduled up to a month in advance.
  • Meetings are conducted through Zoom or in-person. The schedule lists a consultant’s online or in-person availability. The Waiting List feature can also be used to opportunistically schedule a consultation.
  • Writing submitted should be no longer than 15 double-spaced pages, in a .doc or .docx file type, and sent to your consultant at least 24 hours in advance of your appointmentIf this isn’t possible, email your consultant to let them know.
  • Students must use a WSU email for all correspondence with our consultants.

Additional information for online appointments:

  • Students must have access to both audio and video through Zoom.
  • Students must have access to a WSU Zoom account to use our online consultation services.
  • Meeting details, including Zoom links, will be shared by the consultant through email.

Are you scheduling the appointment for the first time and unsure how to do it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The video below explains the simple steps you can follow to schedule an appointment.

Additional Information

  • Appointments cannot be made within 48 hours of the appointment start time. 
  • Drafts of student writing can be sent to the consultant prior to the consultation. We request that you send your documents at least 24 hours prior to give the consultant enough time to review your writing.
  • Students must have access to a WSU Zoom account to use our online consultation services. This helps ensure the privacy of your conversations with our consultants.
  • We take privacy very seriously, and documents will not be shared by consultants without clients’ permission.
  • Students must use a WSU email for all correspondence with our consultants.
  • Documents with the consultant’s comments will be sent back to the student after the consulting session.
  • Multiple last-minute cancellations or no-show appointments may result in refusal of service in the future.
  • Each student can make a maximum of 2 appointments per week. Requests for an exception to this policy should be made to
  • WSU staff who seek writing support are welcome to use the Professional Editing Service Center.
  • For formatting, proofreading, and all editing services not focused on learning writing skills, please use the fee-based Professional Editing Service Center.