Meet The Consultants

Adam 

My favorite type of writing is historical writing- I actually got into history in middle school when a homework assignment was to write a fake newspaper article about the Battle of Gettysburg. I enjoyed the assignment so much, I still do that from time to time with historical events today! (And yes, I did get an A!) What I love about writing is that with the proper voice and diction, every event documented in this world is explained differently, a microcosm of society as a whole.  My top writing skills are probably my prose and the ability to critique as a whole, and effectively convey an argument through writing. I look forward to developing my skills not only as a writer, but as a listener and counselor, and look forward to working with and helping others! 

Alan


I enjoy writing as if I were to give a presentation on the topic at hand. I like to write either creatively by adding in any mannerisms to the text or formally by being precise and concise with the information. I like how writing gives everyone the ability to tell a story or teaching something new even when the audience isn’t there. I like how difficult it can be to get a point across at times; you know the words to say but you are stumped on how to construct the sentence. When I’m revising a paper, I look at how the paper is structured to determine if all the information is placed in the best spot for it. I look forward to helping others improve their writing prowess. 

Allison 

I have always enjoyed creative and academic writing and that's what led me to writing center work 4 years ago. As I've gone through my school psychology Master's program, I feel like I've developed a particular affinity for APA style writing - it's no-nonsense approach and reliance on scholarly work has really changed the way I write. My favorite sessions are those where the writer is actively engaged and interested in new ideas and direction. I hate feeling like an editor (even though I do like a nicely developed paragraph!), and instead I like to be used as a resource for figuring out structure, purpose, and the eve-elusive "flow." I'm more likely to find you the resource for the formatting or grammar issue than to tell you how to do it, but modeling can be very useful as well. I enjoy reading papers from all areas of study, but I can probably be of the most assistance content-wise in education and psychology. I've also read an incredible amount of nursing papers, so keep 'em coming! You can find me on the ECU Online Writing Lab on Sunday evenings.

Amelia

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.

Audrey

As a writer I love to compose pieces that incorporate research on interesting topics. Understanding academic perspective [such as those which can be found in scholarly articles] cannot only expand ones own understanding of the subject, but can also create a springboard for one to generate his or her own ideas. My favorite part about writing with knowledge gained through research, is weaving together interesting pieces of information to ultimately strengthen the future reader’s understanding and perspective on a subject. Possibly contributing to someone’s outlook on the world is definitely one of the most exciting elements of writing. 

Avery

My favorite kind of writing is research and comparative essays. I like being able to organize my ideas on paper to inform others or persuade them to believe in my ideas. I am skill in organizing and developing essays through research, and I look forward to helping others and sharing of my enjoyment of writing with students.

Bri

Hello! Writing has been one of my passions ever since I was a little girl, and it has always been something I could fall back on when I’m not feeling very confident or comfortable with myself. I mostly love fictional writing—the more creative the better—but I do a lot of narrative works and essays for my classes, as well as some very strict reports that are mandatory for my major. I study in ECU’s theatre department as a stage manager, which keeps me remarkably busy. As a stage manager, I am always trying to expand and improve my social skills and my own ability to work well with others. Above all, I like to stress the importance of communication, positivity, and patience in the work place; I avoid situations that will lead to too much stress or tension in those environments. As such, I cannot wait to get the semester started and help students create pieces of work they can be proud of, but to discover new ways to enjoy writing as well, since it is such an important skill, no matter where you go. 

Chris

I like literature and other writing that is informative and clear. I like that writing allows people to compose and express their thoughts and feelings as beautifully and clearly as their language will allow.  I know how to write, which is a good start. I can writer clearly, communicating complex ideas simply and eloquently. I am excited to help people gain a greater authority over their ability to express themselves to others.

CJ

My favorite kinds of writing are mainly research papers, source criticism, book reviews, and monographs. I like that writing can be relaxing; it is fun to put formulated thoughts and ideas down to advance the knowledge of a particular group. I am a diligent researcher, possess a large vocabulary, and have some background in rhetoric. As a consultant, I enjoy learning to become a better writer and helping others.  

Danny

My favorite type of writing is rhetorical and research writing since I love history and am fascinated by how influential people have used rhetoric to powerfully articulate their views. I like how writing enables me to express my thoughts clearly and concisely on a book or issue I care about. As a consultant, I am skilled at helping students with various citation formats such as APA and Chicago since I learn something new about them every day. I also feel skilled with generating a thesis and organizing information to make thoughts flow logically. Every day I look forward to making other ECU students feel more confident and comfortable approaching writing. I enjoy learning with the students I work with too, since even I do not know everything, and I hope students realize they are always learning.
Emily A

I am a Graduate student in the department of Geology and I enjoy research and science-based writing. This style of writing allows for the creativity of coming up with a hypothesis and the structure of designing your own experiment. This dynamic balance really brings a paper to life. I look forward to helping students convey originality within their papers. I enjoy seeing others succeed by becoming the best writer they can be!

My favorite kind of writing, in my field, is qualitative research. My favorite kind of literature is science fiction and fantasy. I like the freedom and expression writing allows. In child life, we use journal writing to help children in stressful or traumatic life situations process and cope with their circumstances. I am proficient in different kinds of documentation (APA, MLA, Chicago styles). I am most qualified in qualitative and quantitative research in psychology and other family sciences. I am interested in learning more about other writing styles and subjects. 

Jordan

Creative writing has always been my favorite kind of writing. I believe the ability to tell a story is an important skill, especially when there is a specific message you are trying to communicate to your audience.  The best part about writing is that you can always improve it; even when you think it’s “perfect,” there is always something else you can do to make it better. My training as a Peer Mentor has equipped me with the knowledge and techniques to help writers across disciplines, class standing, skill level and background. Furthermore, I know that if I do not have the answer to a specific question, I have the resources to access the information needed.  I am looking most forward to helping students improve their writing ability and realize how dynamic and important writing is to a successful education. 

Katie C

My favorite kind of writing is reflective usually what is required in philosophical papers. I also am interested in APA style since I am a psychology major. In writing, I enjoy the opportunity to express my thoughts and information gathered through research. Along with the ability to write, I have experience in argument analysis. As a consultant, I hope to not only help other students by giving them the tools to become a better writer, I would like to be come a better writer myself.  

Lauren

My favorite kind of writing is business writing, such as formal letters, memos, reports, and short informative pieces.  I like writing because it comes so naturally to me and once I know what I am going to be writing about, it just spills out onto the paper.  I have organizational skills in my writing which give me the ability to write concise and smooth-flowing pieces.  As a writing consultant, I hope to help students advance their writing skills while also expanding my own. 

Lena

My favorite kind of writing is literary analysis, research essays, and creative writing. I love to write because it is a permanent form of expressing thoughts and ideas about what I have learned in my reading and research. The ideas from brainstorming and research become real when I write; and that solidification is rewarding!  My writing skills include brainstorming ideas for research, developing a strong thesis and general organization/formatting.  As the first DE writing consultant at the UWC, I am elated to be a part of this growing team! I look forward to working with other students with hope to share in the rewarding experience of writing. I also want to continue sharpening my writing skills as I try to learn something new every day! Go Pirates!


Mallory

I am a Senior here at ECU, and I am an English and English Education double major. I am currently enrolled in my Senior II internship at D.H. Conley High School in Greenville, NC. Since I am an English major, I enjoy working with writing in the arts and humanities areas but feel confident that I could help most students in some way. Some of my writing strengths are analysis, style, sentence structure and patterns, and the revising process. I am most comfortable with MLA format but also have experience with APA. This is my second year working at The Writing Center and I worked both summer sessions this past summer. Please schedule an appointment with me and let's work together to make you a better writer!

Michell

I love research-based writing. What I enjoy about writing is the research that goes into preparing for writing (thesis, paper, article) and then disseminating the information to others. Since I like research, the final product ends up being a source that helps others to learn about a particular topic. I typically have resources at hand to help fine-tune my writing or even get the writing process started. I am also very strong with grammar, punctuation, and bibliography. As a consultant, I look forward to being involved in the ECU community as was as learning from others to improve my own writing skills. Go Pirates! 

Miho

I am a 2nd-year graduate student in the Department of Biology working on a master’s thesis on parent-offspring communication in a Peruvian poison frog. Although most of my expertise are related to scientific research (manuscript-style writing, digesting primary literature, designing powerpoint and poster presentations, etc.), I am proficient in more artistic, creative writing styles as well. I hope to pursue a career in science writing and mass media communications.
Morgan
I enjoy writing analytical papers and personal reflections, although I have a substantial amount of experience with research papers. As a previous Psychology and Anthropology major, social sciences are my areas of expertise. The planning stage and the editing stage are my two favorite parts of the writing process and I tend to focus on overall structure and organization when offering help to others. I try to make students feel very comfortable while discussing their work and I attempt to choose editing strategies that work best with each individual. I look forward to helping others strengthen their writing skills as I learn to strengthen my own!

 

Nicole

I love writing for the potential power it has. As I continue to progress though education and develop my writing, I realize the critical role writing has in bringing light to issues and adding to critical conversations in my field. I enjoy writing literature reviews as well as analysis papers. My strongest skill in writing is mapping and planning content. I look forward to reading papers from other fields and helping fellow students to develop their writing skills.

 

I’m a graduate student in English, TESOL major. I worked as an English teacher for almost two years. I love the descriptive kind of writing and won twice in a shorty story writing competition back home. I know this whole experience of being a writing consultant will be rich and informative. By helping others with their writing, I am able to develop my own writing experience. 

sara

My favorite types of writing are personal statements and reflections. I enjoy helping students reflect on their lives and the experiences they have had thus far. Allowing someone to get to know you through your writing is a very powerful tool and the one-on-one sessions at the UWC is a great way to accomplish this. I love to read and fully enjoy being a consultant at the University Writing Center. Write on!

 I arrived at ECU from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a graduate student in the geology department. My personal writing is concentrated on my thesis and geology coursework. However, believe it not, my favorite writing always involved art or English courses, especially 19th century literature. My writing strengths include structure, grammar, and mastering “who vs. whom.” As a writing consultant, I hope to help students become confident and successful writers within academia.

Stephanie

My favorite kinds of writing are research-based writing, specifically persuasive and argumentative pieces, as well as reflective writing. Writing allows me to express and organize my ideas in a concise manner as well as communicate and share my beliefs with others. I am skilled in the organizational aspect of writing as well as incorporating great detail and researched support for a topic of writing. I am very excited to work one-on-one with my peers to talk about writing as well as learn more about writing through one another. 

 

Suzan 
My background is in communication studies/journalism and technical and professional communication. As a freelance writer, I dabbled in travel writing to children's writing; as a copyeditor, I specialized in Chicago style, though I am familiar with APA and other styles. My favorite genres include mystery novels and personal essays, but I enjoy working with most any type of writing except poetry.

Taylor

This marks my 3rd year as an undergraduate UWC consultant and I’ve never enjoyed a job more! My favorite things to help writers with involve conceptualization (thesis development, brainstorming, pre-writing) and rhetorical analyses. I love creative writing so much that I decided to make it my minor.  I write creative non-fiction essays and short stories, and have come to realize all types of writing are capable of containing creative aspects.  While working at the UWC, I’ve enjoyed exposing others to the personal and professional benefits possible through all types of writing!

Taylor
It is my opinion that research writing, while being integral part of every college student’s life, remains untapped and under utilized. Since my arrival at ECU, I have engaged in several forms of writing; chief among them, academic research writing. Because of this, I have become comfortable and familiar with research writing, documentation and proofing. I have received guidance in research writing and methods over my three-year period at East Carolina University. It is my hope that my knowledge of this particular skill set is both useful and applicable to fellow pirates, as well. 

 

 My name is Tyler Edgerton and I am a senior here at East Carolina University. I was born in Connecticut, yet I love the southern hospitality and atmosphere North Carolina provides. I am a hard working nursing major and my favorite courses include anatomy and organic chemistry. I began mentoring because I could not silence my love for English. By becoming a writing mentor I was able to maintain my major and still offer services to the community in a subject I truly enjoy. I look forward to working with you all and watching your academic knowledge base grow. Feel free to email me at anytime. 

Willie

I am a music major with a love for creative and research based writing.  In creative writing, I love the freedom I have and the satisfaction it brings when my ideas become real.  I thoroughly enjoy the process of developing my ideas and working with others to expand them.  Similarly, I enjoy the process of research-based writing; I love discovering information I never knew about a topic and presenting it with my own thoughts and opinions.  Throughout my education, I have been involved in different writing-based organizations where I developed strong editing, structural, and grammatical skills. As a consult, I greatly look forward to working with my fellow pirates and becoming more involved within the ECU community! 

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