We will help you learn how to proofread your writing, but we won’t do it for you. That would make us better editors, but wouldn’t help you become a better writer! It would also be a violation of Carleton’s academic integrity policy.
Have you ever heard the expression “give a person a fish and you feed they for a day; teach a person to fish and you feed them for a lifetime”?
We are here to help you learn to fish.
We can’t fix your writing problems for you. We are here to empower you to learn to fix them for yourself. We want you to think long term and build your writing skills so you can use them confidently through the rest of your career.
We are staffed by graduate TAs from a variety of departments at Carleton University. Consultants are given specific training on how to help other writers improve their writing. Our consultants know how to provide support and assistance that is encouraging and non-judgmental.
In addition to working with students one-on-one, we offer workshops on academic integrity, strategies for proofreading, and writing for academic purposes. We also work with faculty and course TAs to help them support their students in all aspects of their writing.
Writing Services is free of charge to all Carleton University students (e.g. undergraduate, graduate, full-time, part-time, and special students). Our services can also be used by Carleton faculty members.