We're hiring! The Writing Center is looking for graduate students to serve as writing consultants for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

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Are you a UMB student looking for a flexible campus job? Would you enjoy… 

  • thinking deeply about language and writing? 
  • building a network of care with colleagues to uplift one another and challenge the status quo?  
  • learning and collaborating with others to promote equity- and justice-based approaches to writing education at UMB? 

Join the Writing Center team of peer writing consultants! We are writers from UMB’s seven schools working with the campus and community. Peer consultants earn $17/hour, with or without Federal Work Study. 

To learn more and apply, please explore Why Work at the Writing Center?, How Consultants Prepare, and the Job Description & Application.

Spring & Summer Writing Consultations

We offer three kinds of appointments: online tutoring (you meet virtually with a consultant), eTutoring appointments (you receive written feedback), and in-person consultations on a limited basis and in accordance with UMB COVID mitigation policies. Please read the guidelines for online and eTutoring appointments before scheduling an appointment. You can then click this link to make an appointment. 

Check our site frequently for updates on our services. To see when we offer in-person consultations, check out our WC Online scheduler.

Our Mission and Philosophy

At the UMB Writing Center, we meet with faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, students, researchers, and members of Baltimore communities to discuss strategies for writing.

We know that nobody ever writes up a “perfect” draft. The act of writing is about continuously engaging hybrid and multimodal strategies to communicate with and often challenge multiple audiences for specific purposes in particular situations. Therefore, our work with you unfolds as a negotiation—a social and contextual process that critiques the habits of white language, resists standardization, and questions attitudes about language “correctness.”

As accomplished, experienced colleagues, you guide our collaboration through your writerly choices, varied writing practices, and professional and scholarly expertise. We look forward to learning and writing with you. Read more about us and our antiracist mission here


Writing Consultations

Looking to book with a peer consultant? Schedule a one-on-one appointment now.

Writing Consultations

Writing Resources

Don't have time for a consultation? Check out our growing lists of online resources.

Writing Resources

Student Employment

Interested in working with us? We're hiring graduate students for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

Student Employment