Portland Writing Center

What We Do

The Portland Writing Center offers one-on-one writing assistance free of charge to GFU graduate and Department of Professional Studies students. We are not an editing service. Instead, our consultants are trained to empower adult students to become better writers by learning the tools necessary to self-critique and self-edit. We offer assistance in many areas, including initial brainstorming, organization, clarity, grammar, word choice, and APA, Turabian, and MLA formatting. Consultations are typically 60 minutes long, although we are happy to vary that time depending on the scope of a project. We also welcome brief grammar or formatting questions via email or video conference. At the PWC, you have the choice of a face-to-face, Zoom video conference, or email consultation: 

  • For a face-to-face appointment, (1) click the PWC Google calendar link below to schedule an appointment, (2) email the Writing Center consultants at wc@georgefox.edu with the information listed below under “To Schedule an Appointment,” and (3) on the day of your appointment, go to the Portland Writing Center, located inside the Portland Center Library on the first floor of GFU’s Portland Center, 12753 SW 68th Ave., Portland.
  • For a Zoom consultation, (1) click the PWC Google calendar link below to schedule an appointment, (2) download Zoom to your computer or laptop before your appointment -- a one-time free and easy download that is available here: https://zoom.us, (3) email the Writing Center consultants at wc@georgefox.edu with the information listed below under “To Schedule an Appointment,” and (4) on the day of your appointment, click on the link on the Google calendar that will connect you to your consultant at the scheduled time via video conference.
  • For an email consultation, (1) click the PWC Google calendar link below to schedule an appointment, (2) email the Writing Center consultants at wc@georgefox.edu with the information listed below under “To Schedule an Appointment,” and (3) wait to receive feedback from the Writing Center via email. Please be available for a 10-minute Zoom conversation at some point during your appointment time.

To Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, click here to access the PWC Google calendar: https://goo.gl/7lrf96. Once you have secured an appointment time, please email the Writing Center consultants at wc@georgefox.edu with the following information:

  • The Medium: whether you would like the appointment to be face-to-face, Zoom video conference, or email;
  • The Assignment: a description of the assignment and approximate page requirement;
  • The Format: APA, Turabian, MLA, or another;
  • The Purpose of your appointment: content, organization, formatting, mechanics, focus, citations, thesis, cohesiveness, clarity, evidence, etc.; and
  • The Paper: a Word doc sent via email attachment.

Introduction to APA Video

View our Introduction to APA video to learn more about the most commonly used style in the social sciences.

Portland Writing Center Director

Jennie Harrop, jharrop@georgefox.edu 

Consultant Hours and Specialties


Katie O'Larey

Katie Sweeney

APA
Fall Hours:
Monday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.


Jamie Dugas

Jamie Dugas

Turabian
Fall Hours:
Tuesday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday: 12-2 p.m.
Friday: 3-5 p.m. (online)


Tsz Yin Szeto McNatt

Tsz Yin Szeto-McNatt

APA, MLA, Turabian
Fall Hours:
Wednesday: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. (online)
Friday: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. (online)


Mandy Sargent

Mandy Sargent

APA
Fall Hours:
Wednesday: 9-11 a.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday: 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (online)


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