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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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Alex

Writing has proven a passion of mine since a very early age. My time at East Carolina University has only caused my love of writing to flourish. Within my majors, History and Philosophy, I have produced several research papers among other shorter formal writings. There is no greater place to work and develop one’s writing skills than the Humanities and I am grateful for the immense amount of information my discipline has taught me to date. Putting thoughts on a page and allowing the words running through my head to become something more, to become a unique piece of literature, drives me as writer. As a writing consultant, I hope to ignite the passion for writing in other students and allow myself to be of aid to those who wish to fan the creative fire burning within them.

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I am a first semester MA student with an English Studies concentration. As an undergraduate student here at ECU, I completed an internship with the North Carolina Literary Review. That experience indulged my passion for creative writing, rhetorical analysis, and copy editing. In addition, I have experience in media writing, research proposals, and theses completion. I look forward to engaging with students who wish to improve their writing skills.
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.

Anna

I enjoy myself the most by doing analytical writing. Because my strengths are found in my attention to detail and critical thinking, I find it satisfying to allow my writing style to grow through interpreting literature or cultural phenomena. Furthermore, writing allows me to expand more on my thoughts and to brainstorm more productively on paper than I would mentally. As a writing mentor for Spanish literature courses, I enjoy showing other students how to make the most of this analytical process as well, and demonstrating to them how the critical thinking skills they use in their writing can apply to myriad fields and genres. 

Ashley

I am a graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology. I completed my undergraduate studies here at ECU as well. Throughout my time as a Pirate, I have been introduced to numerous writing styles, from creative to scientific. As my career path is scientifically focused, I am most comfortable using scientific writing and APA format. I have contributed to a scientific journal article accepted for publication in the online databases, as well as written research projects of my own. My goal, as a writing mentor, is to guide students in their writing process and help it become second nature to them.

Audrey

I am an undergrad Theatre Arts major, and 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

I am an undergrad majoring in Elementary Education, and my favorite kinds of writing are 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.

C. Tyler
Writing gives people the option to write down what they sometimes can't say, which is why I find writing to be such a powerful tool. This tool can be used to help enhance understanding and further allow people to go in more depth on what exactly they are attempting to explain. For me, writing allows me to express and explicitly analyze my thoughts. I know how easy it can be for life to become so hectic that sometimes it's hard to hear that little voice inside of our heads; when I write, that little voice becomes a lot louder. 
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I am a Criminal Justice and Philosophy Dual-Major. Due to my two majors, I tend to focus on more analytical, argument based writing, and occasionally persuasive essays. I enjoy writing because it is an opportunity to express your opinion and have the opportunity to give everyone a new perspective on an old subject (as with Philosophy). I am most looking forward to working with the Writing Center because it is an opportunity to experience new writing styles and personalities, and help others become better writers.

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.
Bri

Hello, I am an undergrad Theatre Arts major! 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.

 

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I am an undergrad completing my B.S in Merchandising, with a Fashion Concentration and a minor in communications. I enjoy writing that allows you to feel involved in the piece. When I’m writing I expect to become engaged in the subject and after I complete the piece still find myself analyzing the content. I have always enjoyed reading and writing fiction literature. My niche is using playful vernacular, details and structure to draw readers into the text while allowing them to clearly follow the content. As a writing consultant, I am looking forward to helping other students learn about themselves though their writing and enhancing my writing skills.
Chloe

I love reading analyses of films, especially film noir. My favorite facet of writing the adaptability of the English language and the ability manipulate tone to create endless forms of writing for varying audiences. I consider myself an effective persuasive essayist and I enjoy explaining abstract concepts in writing. I am only a first semester consultant, but I’m ecstatic to be working here at the UWC.

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 write 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. 

Constance

I am a graduate student in English. My favorite kind of writing is poetry. Poetry allows you to express multiple sentiments in a single work. It also requires you to think. That, actually, is what I love most about writing. When it comes to my writing skills, I can say that I am pretty good with grammar. I look forward to reading some pretty amazing papers and helping out in any way that I can.

 

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 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
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!
Darryl

I am a graduate student in English, and I have a knack for writing in general. No matter the topic, I am able to engage in an in-depth collaborative conversation in which we both can gain from. More importantly, my favorite thing about writing is that there is no right or WRONG answer. Each individual is about to relay ideas to the audience of their choice in a way that they feel most comfortable. As a writer I am able to configure general ideas in various creative and distinct ways. I look forward to working with all of my fellow pirates; as we are able to learn from one another.

Emma

I am a graduate student in English, and I’m from N. Ireland. I have a BA in English (minor in sports studies), love to read and write, and my interest is African-American experience.

 

Drew

Even though I favor mathematics and science, I have always loved creative writing. In my first writing and composition class, my professor encouraged me to keep writing and always focused on the positives in my work and how to improve. I use these principles whenever I help someone with their work, because I believe if someone is able to recognize their own growth and improvement, they will continuously strive to be better. Writing is a way to build upon thoughts and ideas, not just express them. It is very fulfilling to help enable an individual to develop their own ideas through writing, and that is my goal with everyone I assist.

Erika

I am a senior studying biology and Spanish with a strong passion for all types of writing. I love that writing has the power to connect others to feelings, experiences, and ideas to which they might not have been exposed otherwise. While creative writing is my favorite, I thoroughly enjoy using the skills I have gained as an Undergraduate Research Assistant to edit scientific papers. I have also honed my communication skills as the Undergraduate Director of Marketing and Communications for the ECU Honors College. I am currently in the midst of editing my Senior Honors Thesis on an endangered plant species as well as writing a fiction novel that I hope will get finished very soon. I will help you find your personal voice in writing so that even after you ace your classes, you can use your writing skills to change the world.

 

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. 

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I am an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing. I am an absolute nerd; I love reading, writing, music, and films but if I were to pick out what my favorite type of writing would be I’d have to say fiction and creative non-fiction writing. The one thing I love about writing is the fact that you get to use your own words and thoughts to create arguments, theories, collaborations and ideas that can reflect, express, or defend you as a person which is a pretty powerful, beautiful thing. I’m the type of writer who constantly is looking for new ways to polish my writing skills. In my opinion, there is no single right way for successful writing but there are many routes to get there. Being an English major, I’d have to say that some of my best writing skills are analyzing and breaking down texts as well as structure and MLA formatting. As a Writing Consultant here at the Writing Center, I look forward to learning from other fellow writers and hope to be of some help and guidance to everyone I meet.  






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Josh
I am a graduate student in English, and I am excited to work with all writers as a writing consultant. Writing is a part of all that we do and I am eager to work collaboratively with the writers that visit our space. I most enjoy working with rhetorical analyses and reflective writing. However, I am excited to work with writers across all disciplines. Writing is a journey and one that can be messy at times. From trying to brainstorm ideas for an assignment to helping with final edits, I am happy to help writers with every stage of the writing process!