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Writers Workshop

About the Workshop

The Writers Workshop is the writing center at Illinois. We provide free writing assistance for University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines and at all stages of the writing process. Discuss your writing with consultants who are experienced writers and teachers of writing.

Make an appointment online at, call us at (217) 333-8796, or drop by our main location in 251 UGL to set up a 50-minute session at one of the five Workshop locations. Please see our appointment, schedule and policies pages for more information.


How can the Writers Workshop help me?

Sessions are interactive. Through close reading and questions, your consultant will help you express and articulate your ideas.  Your consultant can work with you at all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to writing to revising. Consultants will NOT proofread your paper for you but will help you learn to find your grammatical and mechanical errors and correct them on your own. Bring a copy of your writing, or just your ideas, to the session. If you have a class assignment, then please bring a copy of the assignment sheet as well. Learn more about how the Writers Workshop can help you.

If you need to hire a proofreader, see our list of Editors for Hire, most of whom are current University of Illinois English Department instructors who have expressed an interest in doing this type of work for an hourly/per project rate. This should be negotiated with the individual.

Have a question for The Writers Workshop? Email us at: Please note that we do not schedule appointments via email.

We look forward to seeing you at the Workshop!