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If you need editing and proofreading rather than tutoring (tutoring is a teaching service), please contact us for a list of editors for hire. You can also search for an editor through the Editors Association of Canada online tool.
Online Writing Help is our FREE email-based tutoring student accessible to any student registered at the U of S, graduate or undergraduate. This service is best for graduate students as we have more experienced tutors working online. You will receive your tutor's comments within 24-48 hours of your submission, but you may have to wait longer during holidays, weekends, and at the end of term. If you need a quicker response, please visit us for drop-in tutoring on the first floor of the Main Library (Murray 142).
Tutors cannot edit or proofread (i.e., correct the grammar and punctuation) your paper. They can teach you about writing, though, using your work as an example of writing issues you may need to work on. We cannot edit or proofread theses or dissertations.
Starting a writing group with other graduate students is a great way to build a community of people who can give one another encouragement and feedback. Setting it up properly, though, is crucial. The UCLA Graduate Writing Center has a list of resources and advice for starting a writing group.