Portland Writing Center appointments are fully online! We offer both Synchronous and Asynchronous options!

What We Do

Portland Writing Center is here to empower you to become a better writer.

The Portland Writing Center offers one-on-one writing assistance and academic coaching free of charge to George Fox University graduate and George Fox Connect students. Please note that we are not an editing service. Consultations are typically 50 minutes long. Get help with APA and Turabian formatting, brainstorming, thesis development, and more! 

Choose from the following options to schedule a PWC appointment:

Access Penji (the PWC’s online scheduling system) from 3 different avenues!

To Schedule an Appointment

  1. Click on https://web.penjiapp.com/schools/george-fox, the Penji App, or through Canvas
  2. Sign in with your George Fox username and password
  3. Select the "Learn" tab in the PWC Community
  4. Choose the appointment option that works best for you
  5. Choose the class you'd like help with. If the course you want help with is unavailable, choose the "Writing Help" or "Academic Coaching" options. Chances are one of our consultants will still be able to help you out!
  6. A calendar view will pop up. Choose the day/time that works best for you.
  7. Choose your consultant
  8. Choose location "Synchronous" or "Asynchronous"
  9. Let us know what you want help on :) 
  10. Select "Complete" and "Create" when you are sure your appointment is right

You should receive a confirmation email with a calendar invite option.

After your appointment is made, you can upload any documents or course materials you want help with in the  "Open session materials" or "Chat" functions. 

Email us at wc@georgefox.edu or hjackson@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Canceling an appointment in Penji 

  1. Open the app or website and select your appointment
  2. To cancel a session, select the three dots on the right-hand corner, and then select "Cancel Session"                                                                               

Common Questions:

  • Can I make a longer appointment? Or multiple appointments per week? No. Since we have limited consultants, we allow one 50-minute appointment per week per student.
  • I'm an international student, English Language Learner, or student with accommodations. Can I have more than one visit as an exception? Yes. Students who have accommodations or are ESL learners can make up to two 50-minute appointments per week. The student must email hjackson@georgefox.edu.
  • Can I use the PWC as an editing service for my dissertation? No. We outsource copyediting requestsHowever, you are encouraged to use our services for dissertation development in no more than 1 chapter increments. 

Portland Writing Center Director


Hannah Jackson



Portland Writing Center Consultants



 Kristine Adams 


Marie Christensen  



Mark Blythe

Contact Us:
Email:  wc@georgefox.edu