Become a Consultant

The Writing Center strives to be a welcoming, inclusive space on campus where writers and those wishing to improve their writing work together. We welcome students from across campus and from all different majors and backgrounds. We teach you how to be an effective consultant so if you are interested, let us know!

The first step to becoming a Writing Center consultant is to take ENG 319: Writing Center Workshop, taught by the Writing Center Director Dr. Julia Bleakney. During the course,  “consultants-in-training” practice consulting for two hours per week in the Writing Center while studying writing across the majors/ disciplines, writing in different genres, and strategies for helping writers understand different writing situations and for producing more effective writing. After completing the class successfully, students are then eligible to apply to work for pay in the Writing Center. Once hired, Consultants have additional opportunities to get involved with the Writing Center, including serving as a Lead consultant, co-running workshops with the Director and for fellow consultants, and undertaking research related to writing at Elon or beyond.

One of the best ways to become a more effective writer is to learn how writing is different in contexts and to help others with their own writing. So if you love writing and like working with your peers on writing, contact the Writing Center Director for more information about becoming a consultant.

Writing Center Director | Dr. Julia Bleakney | jbleakney@elon.edu