Writing Consulting

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Writing is complex. Let's talk about it!

Schedule a Writing Consultation

Peer Writing Consultations will resume in September 2024. Virtual consultations with the Director of Writing Consulting (Dr. Angela Zito) are available throughout the summer. Follow this link to schedule a summer appointment.

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Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to request accessibility accommodations for your writing consultation, email or schedule an appointment with Dr. Angela Zito.

About Writing Consulting

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Just about any writing project! We specialize in the various kinds of academic writing you’ll encounter throughout your time in college (lab reports, analysis essays, research papers), but we’re also eager to talk with you about writing for jobs, professionalization, activism, and creative pursuits. We’re ready to help you hone your big ideas and construct sentences that convey your voice.

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All Albion College students. There’s always more to learn about writing as you encounter new contexts and take on more complex projects. When you have a curious and attentive reader (like a Peer Writing Consultant), you can learn a lot about your own writing process and how your choices influence meaning. You can also learn options for effective communication that you didn’t know you could choose!

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Typically, you’ll meet one-on-one with a Peer Writing Consultant. They’ll ask you to share about the project you’re working on, where you are in the process of drafting or revision, and what questions or goals you have for the consultation. You and the Peer Writing Consultant will read the draft in whatever way works best for you, and the two of you will have a conversation about how you can improve the draft and achieve your goals. These conversations can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the project and your goals.

Who are Peer Writing Consultants? Toggle Accordion

Peer Writing Consultants are Albion College students from a variety of majors who love to talk about writing, language, communication, and the contexts they happen in. Does this sound like you? Apply to become a Writing Consultant!

Where is Writing Consulting on campus? Toggle Accordion

The Peer Learning Hub in Stockwell Library (2nd floor). Turn left as you come up the stairs or out of the elevator, and head straight down to the end of the hallway.

Occasionally, Writing Consulting will host workshops, retreats, and other events at different locations across campus. Keep a look out for announcements and join us!


The Writing Consulting program at Albion College supports and celebrates student writing across all majors and levels. From learning what professors expect in writing assignments to completing your senior thesis, you’ll find champions and mentors in our Peer Writing Consultants.

In the Writing Consulting program, we believe that the purpose of talking about writing is not to find and fix errors but to explore writers’ ideas, motivations, and challenges, and to provide insights, suggestions, and strategies to help writers achieve their goals.

Meet the Team!

Peer Writing Consultants

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Abby D.

Abby is a sophomore at Albion. She is studying history and math, and is a part of Briton Singers and Concert Choir. She is primarily concerned with cats, as well as anything and everything cat-related, but is passionate about writing, too.


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Delia J.

Delia is a senior at Albion college and is part of the P.M.B Honors program. She is majoring in finance and minoring in data analytics. She enjoys watching obscure sci-fi shows, playing badminton, and reading National Geographic articles.



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Alura R.

Alura is a senior at Albion majoring in English with a concentration in Education and a minor in Psychology. For the past three years, Alura was a part of Albion’s Women’s Tennis team but this year she will be focusing on furthering her education to become a high school English teacher. In her free time, Alura loves to spend her time outdoors and with her animals, as well as reading books by her favorite author, Stephen King.


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Payton E.

Payton is a senior at Albion college currently studying for a bachelor’s in finance with a minor in data analytics. He really enjoys lifting, playing golf, and watching football.




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Heather P.

Heather is a senior double majoring in Theatre and English (with a Creative Writing concentration) as well as minoring in Sexualities. A founding member of Albion Gaming Club, they enjoy playing both video and board games in their free time. They also dabble in vocal work and tarot.



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Amariah T.

Amariah is a junior at Albion studying art and chemistry. During their summers, Amariah works as a virtual and in-classroom instructor for the Abolitionist Teaching Network, an organization dedicated to fighting injustice in classrooms. Beyond the art that they create in their personal time, Amariah enjoys video games, laughing at terrible TV shows, and playing music.


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Livia F.

Livia is a sophomore at Albion college. She is majoring in biology and is on the pre-med track. She enjoys reading, traveling, biking, and petting cats in her spare time.




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Jennifer E.

Jennifer is a senior at Albion College majoring in Biology. She is an international student from Nigeria and she is part of the Wilson Institute for Medicine. In her free time she likes to read badly written novels and complain about them to her friends.



Director of Writing Consulting

Dr. Angela Zito

Angela graduated from Albion in 2009 and earned her PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s been teaching writing, training writing consultants, and generally nerding out about language with students for over 10 years. Her recent research focuses on how faculty across the curriculum use writing assignments to assess student learning, and how they might do so in more equitable ways.

Become a Peer Writing Consultant

Are you curious why “good” writing looks different in different contexts? Have friends, family, or teachers told you that you have a way with words? Do you have a passion for communication in your major or future career? If any of these things resonate with you, submit an application!

Apply by March 22 to be considered for Fall 2024.

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If you have any questions about the position or application process, email or schedule an appointment with Dr. Angela Zito.