Portland Writing Center

What We Do

We work with graduate and professional studies students to improve their writing. No matter what the discipline is, clear, effective writing is imperative. We are not an editing service - we want to empower students to become better writers, not merely edit their papers for them. Face-to-face consultations are usually the most effective, but if an in-person appointment cannot be made, papers can be sent via email. A consultant will make comments on the paper and send it back.

Note: Consultations will be done via appointment on a first-come, first-served basis. Because consultants have limited hours available each week, we encourage students to schedule an appointment early. Appointments last up to 50 minutes in length, and students are limited to one appointment per week. For email consultations, students are asked to schedule an appointment in order to ensure that the consultant has ample time to review the paper; the paper will be returned at the end of the scheduled appointment time, but the student does not need to be available during that time.

To Schedule an Appointment or View Availabilities

Visit arcschedule.georgefox.edu and login using your George Fox username and password.

Follow the steps on the left-hand side of the screen. Select “Portland Center: Writing Center” from the Center drop-down menu.

When entering your final appointment information at the end of the process, be sure to include the following information in the “Notes” section:

  • A general description of the assignment and approximate length (e.g. “7 page research Paper” or “15 page personal reflection paper”)
  • 2-3 specific questions/areas you would like the consultant to focus on
  • Whether the appointment will be distance (by email) or in person at the Portland Writing Center office

For more detailed, step-by-step instructions on scheduling an appointment, please read “PWC Self-Scheduling Instructions

Consultant Hours and Specialties

Maddie Lowen

Maddie Lowen

Specialty: APA
Monday, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Jeremy Cushman

Jeremy Cushman

Specialty: Turabian

Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, 2-6 p.m.
Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Contact Us:
Email: wc@georgefox.edu (preferred method of contact)
Phone: 503-554-6055