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Amal El-Mohtar

Writing Consultant College of the Humanities

Degrees:Hon. B.A. (Ottawa), M.A. (Ottawa)
Office:Office Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-12:00 in 3A60 Paterson
Thursday and Friday from 9:00-12:00 in 1916 Dunton Tower.

Feel free to drop in during those hours or make an appointment in advance. For more information or to book an appointment, email Amal at

Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning author and critic: her short fiction has received the Nebula, Locus, and Hugo Awards, and her poetry has won the Rhysling award three times. In her third year as a PhD candidate in English at Carleton, she also teaches Creative Writing at the University of Ottawa and writes reviews for NPR and Lightspeed magazine. You can find more of her work online at

Writing Tutorial Service

The writing consultant offers friendly, professional, one-on-one support to students in the College of Humanities at all stages of the writing process, from choosing a topic and getting started to polishing the final version. The goal is that working with a writing consultant will help you in developing skills to improve your writing in all areas. This is not just a remedial service for students struggling with essay-writing: all writers, at all levels, benefit from constructive feedback!

We can work on a particular assignment, or on writing issues in general. If you are working on a particular assignment, be sure to bring the directions for the assignment and any other relevant course materials. If you would like to work on writing issues in general, bring in a sample of your academic writing from the past; it is always easier to talk about writing with concrete examples on hand.

Appointments are up to 30 minutes long, and are held in 3A60 Paterson and 1916 Dunton Tower (see above). Drop in during office hours (9:00-12:00 every day except Tuesday), or make an appointment in advance. For more information or to book an appointment, email Amal at