Writing support for Graduate Students

How Writing Coaches can help you

We can help you with:

  • Outlining
  • Drafting
  • Structuring
  • Discussing ideas
  • Supporting ideas with research
  • Evidence analysis
  • Organization
  • Voice
What to expect when you meet with your Writing Coach
  • Plan to allow at least 48 hours to receive feedback on your writing.
  • Get help developing specific goals for the writing project you are working on.
  • Locate the most common errors in your writing, and get help developing strategies for effective self-editing, understanding stylistic choices, and how to find other resources.
  • Guidance through the revision process with constructive feedback, questions, and explanations.
  • Support developing an ongoing revision plan to continue your work after the session. You might meet several times to work on various stages of a single project.
How to schedule an appointment with a Writing Coach

Contact any of our Writing Coaches to set up an in-person or remote appointment. We are available during times that fit your busy schedule and will respond to you within 24 hours. Make sure you:

  • Contact us early! You benefit from an ongoing dialogue about your work and having ample time for revision and editing.
  • Send writing to your Writing Coach before your appointment. That way our time together can be spent discussing potential revisions and next steps instead of reviewing.
  • Describe the details of your writing process, your writing strengths and challenges, or share faculty comments on your written work so we can know you as a writer.

Schedule an appointment on Accudemia

You can also contact:

Erik Juergensmeyer
Writing Studio Coordinator
Email: writing@fortlewis.edu

Meet your Writing Coaches

Erik Juergensmeyer
Phone: 970-247-7098
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Erik Juergensmeyer is an associate professor of English at Fort Lewis College. He joined the College in 2007. Erik's writing courses focus on how rhetoric and writing can improve communication for the public good. His interests include argumentation, community-based learning and research, and conflict resolution. Erik is also coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies minor. When he's not reading, teaching, and writing, Erik enjoys spending time outdoors camping, climbing, fishing, and skiing.

Corey McCullough
Phone: 970-247-7025
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Corey McCullough, assistant professor of English, began teaching college writing courses while on fellowship as a graduate student in English literature at the University of Vermont. After teaching business English in Madrid, Spain, and then doing graduate work in environmental law, he decided what he wanted most was to be a college writing teacher. McCullough returned to graduate school and completed a doctorate in composition studies from the University of New Hampshire and is thrilled to now be at FLC. Besides writing pedagogy, his scholarly interests include rhetoric, multilingual writing, writing centers, writing across the curriculum, and archival and oral history research.

Candace Nadon
Phone: 970-247-7031
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Candace Nadon teaches in the English Department at Fort Lewis College. She is a Fort Lewis alum and received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and a PhD in English with creative concentration from Georgia State University. In addition to teaching at the Fort, she writes and publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry and is writing her first novel. She has written the instructor manual for a composition textbook and also works as an editor. Candace looks forward to working with the Teacher Education students and is available to assist in all stages of the writing process, from planning to polishing.  

Michelle Bonanno
Phone: 970-247-7183
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Michelle Bonanno began teaching at FLC in 2005 and has taught Composition, Honors, and Freshman Seminar courses. She is an FLC alumna and earned an MA in Communication from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2004. Michelle is also the Director of the FLC Writing Center where she has the privilege of learning from (and supervising) insightful, passionate peer educators.