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Each day our trained consultants assist students with their writing needs across the disciplines at East Carolina University.  Get to know them. They are ready to assist you!
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Alexis 

I am a senior pursuing a Middle Grades Education degree with concentrations in Math and English. This is my 5th semester working in the Writing Center. I enjoy research based writing, working with DNP students, and writing about educational issues. While APA formatting is my favorite, I can confidently locate sources to help you with any format you are writing in!

Amelia

I am a doctoral student in Biology, and I have a passion for science (especially biology), so the bulk of my writing experience is technical and scientific writing.  This includes lab reports, research articles, literature reviews, research proposals and theses.  I would also be able to help students with their CVs, personal statements (such as for graduate school or other applications), as well as other types of writing. I want to pursue a career in academia, so I’m looking forward to being a writing consultant in order to improve my editing skills and ability to give helpful feedback.

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My name is Anna. I'm a graduate student in the Maritime Studies program. I earned my BA in English and Women's Studies from Appalachian State. My favorite type of writing is probably narrative. I love how writing can be used to express thoughts and explore curiosities. The ability to write clearly and persuasively is one of the most important skills a person could possess. I look forward to helping my fellow students develop and improve their writing skills.

 

Brittany 2017

I am an Elementary Education major with a concentration in general science. I have experience with writing memos, many research papers, cover letters, consulting proposals, and blog posts. Research papers and blog posts are my favorite types of writing because I love researching interesting topics, but I also enjoy how casual a blog post can be. I enjoy writing because it's a creative outlet. It allows me to explain my thoughts and thought process thoroughly. My skills with writing fall under the process of beginning and polishing a paper. I am well equipped to help you with organizing paragraphs, working on the flow of your paper, correcting minor errors, and giving you the tools you need to succeed with further writings. As a writing consultant, I am most excited about making connections with my peers and helping them navigate through the process of writing.

Carolyn
One of my favorite things about writing is discovering and cultivating your own style, and using it to better express yourself. Sometimes I find it easier to do so in writing rather than verbally. My writing skills are the most proficient in my creative writing/story writing, however I am rather adept at academic writing as well. My favorite kind of writing is creative, as it is what I do the most often. My original intention was to use my B.A. in English to help me become an author, and publish some of my work. I'm looking forward to exercising my writing skills to help others, and by extension help others sharpen their own skills and develop their own writing style.
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I am a graduate student working towards my master’s degree in English with a concentration in Technical and Professional Communication. I obtained a BA in English, while minoring in Biology, at ECU. I also have a certificate in business and technical communication from ECU. I enjoy many types of writing such as: creative, scientific, technical and professional.

 


 

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I am a graduate of ECU with an Elementary Education degree. I am currently working on a Master’s degree in English. I enjoy research writing, but I am also experienced with the writing assignments for an education degree. I look forward to helping fellow writers be successful!


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I am a sophomore EC Scholar studying English Secondary Education. As a future English teacher who believes in the power and necessity of effective writing, I love working with others through the writing process. My interests include literary criticism, rhetorical analysis, and using logic to craft arguments. My favorite thing about writing is that everyone has the power to write something that has never been written before. Through our writing we can bring order and clarity to complex thoughts and emotions! I personally enjoy writing anecdotes and developing arguments for analysis. My biggest goal is to help writers develop sentence variety and other stylistic elements that take writing to the next level. What I am most excited about is developing relationships with clients and sharing my love for writing with my fellow pirates! 

HaleyLike others at the University Writing Center, I love to write. I have always loved to write fiction but I really enjoy any type of writing. As long as I get to type up some sort of story, I'm happy because writing is the only way I am able to creatively express myself. I have always paid close attention to word choice in writing and speech and the different responses certain words can elicit in an audience. This is helpful for my major, communication, because I hope to go in to public relations work. As a consultant I hope to help others feel confident about their writing and to enjoy the creative process involved in it.

Hope

Hi! I'm Hope and I'm majoring in Forensic Science. I am really familiar with scientific papers, research papers and lab reports. My favorite kind of writing is creative writing. I don't get to do it often because the writing in my field is based around fact and data. I have my "Writer's Toolkit" which was something I never knew existed until a professor (R. Nancy) introduced it to me. My toolkit is something that I implement on every paper I write. I look forward to working with my fellow Pirates in the UWC and sharing this idea of a toolkit. I know the alleviation I got after my own sessions with consultants at UWC for papers I stressed over and would love to pass that feeling and sense of relief to others! I hope to help them develop ideas and concepts to really blossom within their writing, while helping me become a better writer too!


Jeremy

For me, writing gives the opportunity to express thoughts in a clearly organized and well thought out manner. It allows for a thought to be revised and planned prior to it being revealed. This aspect of writing is very powerful as it is something that verbal conversation lacks. I enjoy writing various forms of informational writing because of the planning involved to convey the desired message. As a writer, I am a huge believer in the importance of planning and organization. A few minutes of planning can prevent hours of troubles later in the writing piece. I am eager to work with those in the writing center because the writing consultant position offers a unique chance to exchange skills and learn all while bettering each other. 

Jeremy C

I am a graduate student; I have earned my Bachelor's Degree in English and am currently working towards acquiring my Master's Degree. I enjoy writing and reading fiction, short stories, and poetry and plan to teach these subjects. I also aim to have my own writing published in the future. I am a strong advocate of creative writing, in all of its forms. I encourage everyone to give writing a try, and to see what they can create when they put their minds to it. I hope to inspire others through my teaching and writing to pick up a pen (or a laptop) and create their own written worlds as well. 


I have previous work experience with medical communications in regards to provider relations—specifically with Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act—and I assisted with creating/editing policies and procedures and training materials while employed at Centene Corporations. If I had to select a preferred writing style, it would be health and medical communications, along with cross-cultural communications. A lot of people do not realize the importance of understanding medical benefits and the “fine print” that’s located at the bottom of contractual agreements they sign, and it is a joy to help people—professional and lay people—understand the bylaws of certain contracts. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Technical & Professional Communications to not only sharpen my skills, but to learn more about cross-cultural communications in regards to international corporations/organizations. By being a writing consultant, I have the opportunity to not only improve my editing skills, but to help—and teach—other students how to write with authority while working with people from different cultural backgrounds. As I like to say, “the pen is [indeed] mightier than the sword.”

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I am a sophomore at ECU. I am currently obtaining my degree in Sociology with a concentration in marriage and family. Creative writing is my favorite type of writing because it can allow you to travel into the depths of your mind, letting you write about whatever topic you see fit. That's the best thing about writing, you have the ability to talk about whatever you want, however you want. I look forward to being a writing consultant because I will get to help other students realize just how good of a writer they can be. No one is a bad writer, some people just need a little bit of guidance.

 


 

Jonathan

My favorite author is Stephen King, but I also love the novels in the Florida style such as MacDonald, Hiaasen, Dorsey, and Lindsay.I love how no two people write alike, each person’s style is as unique as a fingerprint.I have great organizational skills, and lots of experience helping people gain additional resource materials.I can’t wait to help other students discover writing abilities they might not be aware they possess.

Kailey

I am currently a sophomore and I am majoring in English Education. I enjoy many different genres of literature, but I enjoy creative writing the best. I love to write fiction in various forms, whether it is a short story, essay or just a few random sentences on scrap paper. What I enjoy most about writing is the sense of independence it gives me. I feel like I can go in any direction I want when writing a piece, and the thought that I can take a single idea and write it a hundred different ways is amazing. While I have no prior professional writing experience, I often collaborate with friends and give feedback on their papers, as well as ask for feedback on my own writings. I am very familiar with MLA format. My best skills with writing is I can be very creative. I can take a topic and come up with multiple ways to express that topic throughout my paper. This is a great skill because it allows the writer to have options. As a consultant, I could help writers by giving them much encouragement to build their confidence in their own writing. This is an essential skill to be a successful writer because you must have confidence in your own work if you want to persuade your readers to agree with your thesis or for them to understand your reason for writing the paper in the first place. I also hope to help writers create a concise, well-developed essay, with smooth transitions from each preceding paragraph that speaks clearly and efficiently to their audience. I could not be more excited to begin my job in the UWC and what I look forward to the most is working with my fellow pirates and helping them learn and grow as a writer, and in return I hope to learn things about myself and my writings so I can continue to grow as well. As an English Education major and future educator, this job opportunity will be a remarkable experience for me, and will assist me in becoming the best writer and teacher I could hope to be.

 


 Kaleb

Hello, I am a Sophomore this year. I enjoy writing because it gives us the ability to share our thoughts and ideas with others. My favorite kind of writing is creative writing because it allows the individual to express themselves freely. My writing strengths are organization and my ability to develop ideas. Last spring, I took a writing course designed to help us tutor individuals in the Writing Center. I look forward to using the techniques I learned to help writers make the best work possible.

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I am a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. I enjoy research writing and my experience is primarily in APA formatting. I love helping writers brainstorm topics for their assignments, research scholarly articles, and organize their content in a cohesive manner. As a writing consultant, I look forward to helping other students express their ideas through writing. I hope to help my fellow students strengthen their writing and feel confident of their writing abilities. 

Kristen

I am an undergraduate consultant majoring in Child Life with a focus on helping children and families cope through medical experiences and normalizing hospital settings.I love writing and helping others write because it is a multidimensional form of communication. It is a means of providing technical information, an avenue of expressing feelings, a way of conveying thoughts, and so much more. I successfully help writers get their “creative juices flowing.” Whether the task is brainstorming a topic, creating a thesis sentence, effectively phrasing an idea, or writing a conclusion, writers need intrinsic motivation and a broad range of ideas. I also coach writers through analyzing and expressing their thoughts so that their intentions can be clearly written with higher-level language. I work with writers so that we as a team can generate and/or improve the writer’s piece of work. By working together, we learn skills and gain knowledge from each other that may go beyond one particular assignment.

Laura

I’m a nursing major with a strong interest in writing and helping students to convey their ideas. Writing often does not get the credit it deserves because of the experiences many students have with it over their academic career. However, it is writing that gives students a voice amongst a crowd. Each assignment should be unique to the mind of the author because the entire purpose is to effectively convey their ideas to their audience. I personally prefer a rhetorical analysis because of the creativity it allows but have experience in a broad range of writing, and new assignments are interesting to me. I look forward to experiencing the ideas that students have and helping them to improve on sharing their ideas with others. Once I’m able to work through this feat with my fellow Pirates and get near the end of the writing process, I also have an interest in the mechanics of writing so that words that sound right to an author can also be understood by any audience.

Mary-Kathryn

Hi! My name is Mary Kathryn. I'm a Political Science major with minor in English. I have been writing since I was old enough to comprehend the English language. I love to creative write. I am have a great deal of experience in writing essays, specifically research essays and argumentative essays. I appreciate the research behind the writing and I love to learn new things. If you're looking for a consultant that can provide in-depth criticism, I'm your girl!!

Matthew 2017

Because of my background in biology and chemistry, scientific writing is my strength. I've composed quite a few formal lab reports and quantitative research papers during my time at ECU. However, the rigid structure of the sciences makes me value the freedom and creativity of fiction writing and poetry. I value writing so highly because it allows people and ideas to transcend the limits of time and space to communicate valuable ideas. As a tutor, I hope to work with a variety of unique writers to create pieces that accurately convey the message they wish to send.

Melissa G

My name is Melissa Glen. I am a sophomore Communication and Political Science major at ECU. I have been involved with writing ever since I joined my high school newspaper. I was the editor in chief my senior year, and now I work for the ECU newspaper in the news section. I like writing, because it is a way of expressing valuable ideas, emotions and memories. It is a way of keeping something forever that could otherwise be lost. I am skilled at developing free flowing transitions in papers. I am also good at writing introductions which get the thesis statement across to the readers. I have had experience with science research papers, english papers, history papers, personal statements and creative writing papers. I am looking forward to being able to help people discover their own talents with writing. I want people to see writing is something everyone can be good at with time.

 

Melissa

Hi, I am a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching-English Education. My favorite type of writing is research writing. I have been research writing for a long time, so I am most comfortable with it. I enjoy working with people on grammar, MLA formatting, and paper organization. I am patient, and I understand the frustration of writing.  I am approachable and always here to help.  

Mollie Frazier

I am a Master of Library Science student with a bachelor's degree in History and Hispanic Studies. I enjoy writing that requires investigation into primary and secondary sources. I am very familiar with all types of citations and bibliography requirements. I am proficient in English and Spanish grammar. I look forward to helping others advance their writing skills and hope they leave feeling more confident in their capabilities. :)

Monica

I'm a graduate student in Rehabilitation and Career Counseling with experience in writing education, nursing, synthesis, and English papers. My favorite part of the writing process is definitely brainstorming, but I also love helping writers research interesting articles for their papers, organize their content, and better understand the assignment. While APA formatting is my favorite, I can confidently locate resources for any formatting style.

Naomi 

I am an undergraduate student majoring in Nursing. My interest in writing is sparked by its outlet that allows the mind to wonder; there is no end to writing! My happy place in writing is journaling about my ideas, interests, and passions. The beauty I see in journaling comes from its ability to make my dreams my reality. Organization and consistency are my strengths in writing, and I intend to help others strengthen their writing in these areas. I look forward to working with writers throughout all stages of the writing process, as well as witness their writing and ideas flourish!

Omar Sutherland

It’s often been said of me, for various reasons, that I should have lived in an earlier era. I couldn’t say if that’s true, but I do know that throughout my life, I’ve been drawn to the writing of times past—authors like Poe, Hawthorne, Mangham, and Austen, among many others. I most look forward to being able to help the students who come to the Writing Center to develop some of the skills I learned through reading and emulating those writers: crispness of language, organization of ideas, and the ability to put words on a page—the same words everybody uses every day—in such a way as to produce something that is a source of enjoyment for both the writer and the reader.

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My background is in scholarly writing, particularly for research. I also have a strong interest in consumer-based blog writing. I enjoy writing because it gives you a chance to stand out. Whether it is for ourselves or for others, for fictional or scientific writing, every piece written involves putting a piece of yourself in it. I enjoy all types of writing, with my personal favorite style being persuasive essays. I’m looking forward to connecting with people who desire to improve their writing capability and discover their own style and expertise as we work together in the writing center.


 Renee

I am a graduate student majoring in English, specifically Multicultural and Transnational Literatures. My B.A. is in English Literature with a minor in Professional Writing. I enjoy all types of writing, from rhetorical analysis to journalism – and everything in between! I like to focus on brainstorming, thesis statements/development, and essay organization. I am most familiar with MLA format. I look forward to working with writers of all disciplines as a writing consultant. Just as each writer is unique, so is every piece of writing.

Ryan

I grew up in western NC and have enjoyed writing for leisure for many years. I enjoy creative writing and research writing. I really enjoy helping others learn and grow.

Sarika
Hello, I am an undergraduate student majoring in Architectural Design. My favorite type of writing is rhetorical analyses. I enjoy this writing style because it allows the writer to convey their thoughts on the work that they read. I love writing due to the fact it is such a free form of expression that allows people to express themselves in anyway they’d like. Personally, I love to plan so the initial planning and organizing of the material appeals to me. Before sitting down to write, all the “creative juices” are unorganized so planning out an essay gives a good sense of structure. I look forward to helping students strengthen their writing skills as well as my own. Writing not only helps get good grades in the moment but also in the long run with future employers. I look forward to working with every student I get the opportunity to. 

Seaver 

My name is Seaver, and I love how creative you can be in writing. Writing is an activity where you can just let your mind run free and let the words flow. I have quite a bit of experience writing in Philosophy. I look forward to helping people in the writing center to make their papers better. I like creative writing and learning new writing techniques from other people. I enjoy writing thoroughly, and thinking through how to format papers correctly. 

Sharieka

I am a graduate student who formerly worked as a journalist. My work as a reporter consisted of covering crime and rescue, education and sports. My favorite kinds of writing are expository and narrative. I also enjoy persuasive writing, poetry and non-fiction. I am familiar with AP style, capable of delivering content in a timely and efficient manner, meeting deadlines and presenting accurate and informative content. I enjoy writing because it’s a way to actively archive history, share thoughts, raise awareness on conditions and learn more about each other. I also like writing because it is a tool that has helped to shape society and it is essential to improve our existence. I am looking forward to assisting people, offering insight and feedback on work and honing my own skills as I work to help others do the same.

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Tai

My favorite kind of writing is poetry. I love that poetry is all about personal interpretation of the piece and I love that everyone could have their own original stance on the same poem. What I love about writing is that it is so personal to every person. I also think writing can be a good outlet for personal opinions. I think my strength when it comes to writing is being able to articulate my viewpoint in a manner that makes people more aware of certain issues. As a consultant, I look forward to helping others discover their niche when writing.

 

 

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