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Whether you are a first-year student or a seasoned undergrad, Writing Services is here for you. We offer scheduled appointments and drop-in writing consultations to help you get the most out of your assignments. 

We are located on the Mezzanine floor of the Huron Library. See the Circulation Desk for directions.

  • Writing Services Assistants

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  • Samantha Black is a PhD Candidate in economics at Western University where her research is focused on the interaction between climate change and population displacement as well as flooding in coastal cities. She has been a TA for economics courses for five years.

    ​Dioné Harley.
    "I am in the final year of my Ph.D. in philosophy at Western University. I studied philosophy at University College London before coming to Canada, but I am originally from South Africa. My thesis concerns Aristotle’s theory of moral education, and is aimed at furthering contemporary character education."

    Heather Kirk is a PhD Candidate in French Literature. She is currently completing a thesis on seventeenth-century tragedy and tragicomedy. For the last three years, she has taught both French language and literature courses at Huron and Brescia.

    Esther Lachance. "Hi! I'm a masters student in French Literature at Western. I also completed my BA in French Literature and Psychology at UWO. My research interests are very diverse, but this year they are centered on 17th-century French literature and poetry. Writing is an activity that I've been performing from a young age, and I hide quite a collection of short stories. What I love most about literature is the vastness of topics that it covers. For me, studying literature is very much a way to feel connected to the world and its history."

    Patti Luedecke is a PhD student in English primarily studying American literature with a secondary focus on British Restoration and eighteenth-century literature. Combining her interests in both fields, she is currently writing her dissertation on the concept of “confidence” and the social contract in American literary naturalism of the 1890s. She completed both her MA, in Media Studies, and her BA, a double major in English and Media and the Public Interest, MIT, at Western. Patti has TAed for both English and MIT courses and enjoys helping students in other fields as well. 

    Nicholas Van Allen 
    is Coordinator of Writing Services. He holds a doctorate in rural history from the University of Guelph and graduated from Huron College in 2007. He writes and publishes for academic, popular, and business audiences.

    Anne Young has a PhD in English literature from Western University, where she specialized in gothic fiction, nineteenth-century literature, and literary theory. She also writes about art and art history. She enjoys reading and writing in a variety of genres, but did not always find writing easy. She knows it can also be difficult and frustrating, and understands how nerve-racking it can be to show your writing to others. Questions like “when do I start a new paragraph?”; “what is a thesis?”; “how do I cite this?”; and “how do I know if I have enough research?” are questions she has asked and found answers to.