As is the case with writing centers across the nation, the CEW
is focused on writer development. We are not a paper
fixing or editing service. Therefore, we have a “no
editing” policy, which means that we will not go through your
piece line-by-line to find and fix errors. However,
we absolutely will help you to improve your grammar if you need
this help! Editing is just one part of the writing process and we
can offer tips and strategies for improving your editing
Our appointment policies help us to see as many writers as possible. They help us to be fair and to keep our traffic running smoothly. We thank you for your cooperation! Though our appointments are scheduled on the hour, expect the standard consultation to last approximately 45 minutes. This gives our consultants the ability to complete their client notes and prepare for their next consultation.
If three appointments are missed without cancelling in advance, the writer's ability to make appointments will be disabled, and s/he will have to walk in to see a consultant. After a track record of use has been established, scheduling privileges can be reinstated by our administrator.
During busy times when we have walk-ins waiting, if a writer is
more than 10 minutes late, the appointment will be given to a
walk-in client. The writer can be seen as a walk-in by the next
Each writer may schedule up to three appointments per week. An
additional visit may be allowed on a walk-in basis, space allowing.
During busier times of the semester, a three visit limit may need
to be enforced in order to accommodate all writers.
Because there are many writers vying for available appointment
times, making and then cancelling more than five appointments in
the space of a semester will result in the ability to make
appointments being disabled, and the writer will have to walk-in to
see a consultant. After establishing a track record of use,
scheduling privileges can be reinstated by our administrator.
If an undergraduate student has made an appointment with a
graduate level consultant, we may move that writer to an
undergraduate consultant so that graduate consultants are available
for graduate writers or advanced undergraduates working on high
stakes projects such as graduate school application
Regarding these policies, please discuss any special circumstances with an administrator. Our intent is to see as many UB writers as we can and to ensure quality consultations.