Services, Workshops, Seminars & Courses

Writing Services  

The Center for Writing
The Center for Writing isn’t just for undergraduates: they offer consultations and workshops for graduate students about their own work, as well as providing help for faculty and graduate students who teach with writing.

They offer writing consultations online and face-to-face, and have multiple locations on campus. They also have a list of online resources for dissertation writer.

Editors and Proofreaders
The Graduate School does not endorse or recommend any particular editors or proofreaders available from the Web sites and list-servs provided here for your convenience. The editors and proofreaders act as private

contractors for hire; use all due care and caution when hiring someone to work for you.

Professional Editors Network: You may search the directory of members for an editor.

Communicators Forum: You may post a request to the list-serv asking to hire an editor.

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Workshops at the University of Minnesota are offered by:
The Graduate School.
The Center for Writing
The Libraries
These workshops have included workshops on balancing work, life, graduate school, writing proposals and grant applications.


Writing Studies Courses
Scroll through the Writing Studies Department's course offerings to find detailed information on the following for-credit courses for graduate and undergraduate students:

WRIT 4561 - Editing and Style for Technical Communicators

WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management

WRIT 5664 - Science Writing for Popular Audiences

WRIT 8505 - Professional Practice: The Writing Studies department explains that this course "is specially designed to help graduate students complete a final research project in their degree program and is suitable for students in a variety of graduate majors.”

WRIT 5051 and WRIT 5052 - Writing for Graduate Students who are Non-native English