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Writing Center

Get Writing Help Today!

Get the writing support you deserve! Here you will find information about the online revision and editing services offered by the Gordon-Conwell Writing Center as well as detailed submission guidelines. 

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Explanation of Writing Center Services

  • Editing involves detailed, sentence-by-sentence feedback on grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and writing style. (Note that editing does not include specific feedback on formatting.) Revision involves detailed feedback on "big picture" ideas in a written text, such as: introductions, thesis statements, paragraph development, organization & cohesion, transitions, integration of research, analysis, conclusions, and even visual appeal.
  • In addition to academic texts, the Writing Center also offers editing and revision support for texts that GCTS students write for ministry purposes. Such texts might include ministry web pages, written sermons, résumés for ministry positions, church newsletters, Christian non-profit publications, faith-based blog posts, ministry grant proposals, etc. 
  • The Writing Center also offers live virtual consultations, which are conducted in a Q & A format. Students must bring specific questions about their text to the meeting. The questions may solicit editing and/or revising advice. After paying for a consultation (15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes), students should contact the Writing Center to set up a date and time for the virtual meeting. 
  • Los servicios anteriores se ofrecen en español también.

Detailed Submission Guidelines

  • For a quick guide to using the Writing Center, see the document below, "How to Use the Writing Center." Additional guidelines are listed here.
    • Payments can be received online or through the physical bookstores on the Charlotte and Hamilton campuses. 
    • Students should pay for all pages that have text (even incomplete pages), but exclude title pages and bibliographies. 
    • All payments + Writing Assistance Request forms must be received at least 4 full days (96 hours) before feedback is required for a written text. 
    • Students can choose either revision or editing services for each request for writing support, but not both. If a student desires both services for a written text, then he/she would pay for the text two times, once for revision and once for editing.
    • Pre-payments (for future assignments) will not be accepted. 
    • For live consultations, if the virtual meeting takes less time than expected, the full price will still be charged since the time slot has been set apart.
    • If you are ready to enroll, simply click HERE. After paying for services the first time, you will automatically be enrolled, but the initial enrollment process may take 1-2 days to be completed. Newly enrolled students will receive an email notification once enrollment is finalized. Please do not inquire about initial enrollment unless 48 hours have passed without any notification.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: WritingCenter@gordonconwell.edu.