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We support students, faculty and staff and enjoy working with international and multilingual students. At our main site, 209 Baldy, our peer consulting service can help with any type of writing: essays, reports, dissertations, articles, personal statements, emails…anything! If you compose it, we will work with you on it. We also support UB by doing workshops, presentations and hosting special programs. We hold writing retreats and can help your department with writing support initiatives such as special workshops, writing groups, or in-house retreats.

At the Digital Composition Lab in 128 Capen, we extend our services to aid writers in integrating digital components into their compositions or in developing digitally mediated works.

Austin Nagelhout

"As a consultant at the CEW, I regularly meet incredible students with interesting and diverse backgrounds. I focus on beginning each consultation by getting to know the writer, their background, their goals and their perspectives. I believe that this communication empowers the writer and often connects them to and allows them to take ownership of their research. My role guiding students in their individual writing journeys is one of my favorite parts of working at the CEW. Creating enduring relationships with students from diverse backgrounds and various stages of writing has been incredibly rewarding. Working at the CEW has been a major highlight of my graduate study at UB."

Shermin Sultana

Meet our newest featured writer, Meejas Shrestha! Meejas is a Master’s of Science in Economics and is interested in the impact of man-made and natural disasters on economic growth. Meejas has come to CEW to work on many different kinds of projects, from papers and theses to personal statements and applications. He feels the CEW consultants, especially Patricia and Matt, have helped him “build up understanding” in his writing and helped him improve his English skills overall.

The CEW is hosting more dissertation retreats this summer! Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, dissertation retreats are five-day, focused writing events. They provide a quiet comfortable writing space with peer accountability and support. These retreats are great ways to get lots done in a short time. Past attendees have found the intense and extended focus on their writing to help them tackle particularly difficult problems, set themselves up for award winning work, and reinvigorate their research. Register by emailing

Monica Ridgeway

We would like to introduce our latest WriteThrough scholar, Monica L. Ridgeway. Ridgeway's story gives us some great tips on how to maintain momentum and reminds us that our unique experiences and perspectives are what make our research effective. "Nobody is going to look at that problem like you. Your work will contribute." Read her inspiring story here.