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We support students, faculty and staff and enjoy working with international and multilingual students. 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.

Max Kalnitz.

"I feel so fortunate to work with the writers at the CEW. I get to meet so many new people every day. I have the opportunity learn about writers’ lives, cultures, interests, and disciplines, which can be so different from my own. One of my favorite aspects of working with a writer is watching them, or piece of their writing develop over time. At the CEW, we strive to work with our writers on every step of their writing process, from the brainstorming stage to the final editing stage. Often, writers will come in before beginning their papers, and we discuss the assignment and some of their preliminary ideas. After a few appointments writers leave with a completed essay that they are proud of, and I am so proud of writers who gain confidence in their work and ideas. I am so grateful that I can be a part of this process."

Francisco Lazo.

Meet Yukako Otsuki, our latest Featured Writer! Yukako, a self-described heavy user of the writing center, attributes part of her success in her studies to working with writing center consultants. "I enjoy talking with consultants about my papers. It’s dialogical work, so when they ask me, 'Yukako, what do you mean?,' that enables me to think deeply about what I mean. Through talking with consultants, I can more easily finish my work!" Yukako, in turn, is an inspiration to many other writers and the consultants themselves with the positivity she brings to her work. [Read more here ►]

James Sackett.

Sharath Chandrashekhara shares his dissertation story as the latest Write Through Series scholar. Chandrashekhara lays out the critical importance of strong advising, collaboration, and diligence. "Chandrashekhara’s story helps us remember that the dissertation is the culmination of a varied set of challenging and rewarding experiences. Being mindful of that journey can only intensify our success." Read the full story here.

Dissertation Retreat round table.

The CEW is hosting two dissertation retreats this summer! Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, dissertation retreats are five-day, focused writing events providing a quiet 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 and set themselves up for award winning work. For more details or to register, email