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

Mission Statement

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Our mission is to support undergraduate and graduate projects across all disciplines involving critical reading & writing, public speaking, document design, and research. We’ve supported face-to-face consultations since 1978, and online consultations since 2016 (4 years prior to the pandemic)! We’re committed to anticipating shifts in writing cultures and technologies and keeping current with progressive approaches to learning, composing, and peer-reviewing. 

Our mission is to advance a diversity of voices, perspectives, and approaches to language. We’re committed to creating a lasting and empowered relationship between writers and their writing through peer-to-peer support and collaboration. Our services are free and open to all members of the university community: students, staff, faculty, alumni, and local residents.

We are a Safe Zone certified learning space committed to empowering and energizing all writer’s identities. We’re committed to making YOU your best at UMaine!

How to Use this Website

Register an account with us to schedule in advance, or walk-ins welcome! Visit our “About Us” tab to see our specializations. Check out our FAQ page to see how to be a member of our team, professional undergraduate and graduate consultants trained in critical reading and writing

Please schedule with the Writing Center for work in your courses or for purposes unrelated to UMaine (job applications, resumes, internships). 

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

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

Contact Us

Email Address: (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 Wightand Paul England

Founder: Professor Emeritus, Harvey Kail