Welcome to Fall Semester 2021!

University of Maine Writing Center: Now Accepting FACE-TO-FACE & ONLINE CONSULTING

We're following the UMaine mandate to wear masks even if vaccinated, and to social distance in the Writing Center itself.





Two peer-tutors consulting with a client in the UMaine Writing Center.
Writing Consultant Coordinators, Jane Horovitz and Kate Follansbee, consulting with a client

Science writing, creative writing, analytical writing. Presentations, literature reviews, finding and citing sources… we’re on it.

Contact umwcenter@maine.edu for questions and accommodations.

Mission Statement

The UMaine Writing Center has supported face-to-face consultations since 1978, and online consultations since 2016! Our services are free and open to all members of the university community.

Our mission is to create a lasting and positive relationship between writers and their writing through peer-to-peer collaboration. We use a synchronous peer-consultations model (i.e.: face-to-face consultations in real or virtual space).

Our UMaine student consultants are professionally trained to consult across disciplines and genres in all of UMaine’s Colleges. We support multiple genres in writing, reading, and public speaking. We support document design projects (websites, online portfolios, PowerPoint presentations, Linkedin accounts) see our About Writing Consultants page. We also support grants, proposals, resumes and research projects.

We are a Safe Zone certified learning space committed to empowering and energizing all writer’s identities.

Contact Us

Email Address: umwcenter@maine.edu (for general questions OR to apply as a Writing Center consultant (see our FAQ page for more info). 

Director: Paige Mitchell (581.3832)

Consultant Coordinators:Olivia Johnson and Gabrielle Begos

ELL Specialists: Erin Wight, Jim McCarthy, and Paul England

Founder: Professor Emeritus, Harvey Kail

supporting ELL students
For information about our English Language Learner (ELL) consultants, see our “About the Consultants” page.

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