The Writing Studio


Online Location: Learning Center Virtual Front Desk (opens Zoom)


Sundays: 4 pm - 7 pm 

Mondays: 11 am - 5 pm

Tuesdays: 11 am - 7 pm

Wednesdays: 11 am - 7 pm

Thursdays: 11 am - 7 pm

Fridays: 11 am - 4 pm 

Saturdays: Closed

Make an appointment online (instructions) 

Email-based consultations

Meet our Writing Consultants

Writing Studio policies

Faculty: Share your assignments and syllabi

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Facebook: @HSUWritingStudio
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for writing tips, updates on drop-in availability, workshops, and more!

The Writing Studio is closed for the summer break. If you would like writing support in May, June, or August, please contact

The Writing Studio provides free writing support for HSU students at any stage of the writing process. Writers at all levels and in all majors can benefit from visiting the Writing Studio.

Our friendly, trained consultants will work with you on many kinds of writing projects and tasks, including brainstorming, crafting a thesis statement, tackling your senior thesis, revising a biology lab report, and improving your grammar and punctuation.

The Writing Studio helps with any project that involves communicating ideas to an audience. While that includes essays and other traditional writing assignments, we can also help with slide presentations, videos and screencasts, poster presentations, interview questions, infographics, speeches and podcasts, and other multimodal projects.

We also help with resumes, cover letters, personal essays for scholarships and graduate school, GWPE prep, and much more.

Zoom Consultations 
  • 50-minute live consultations using Zoom. Use full video, just audio/chat, or just chat--your choice. All Zoom consultations can be scheduled on the hour.
  • Brainstorm with a consultant or look over a draft. (Please have any drafts open in Google Docs.) Expect to work actively on coming up with ideas and revising your writing. 
  • See if a consultant is available now. 
Email-Based Consultations
  • Written feedback on your draft returned within 8 hours of your appointment. 
  • Schedule your appointment and then submit your draft using the online form.
  • Limited to five double-spaced pages. (You can submit a longer draft but please indicate what parts you would like reviewed.)

Quick writing-related question? Email us at during open hours. 

Want help scheduling an appointment or having trouble connecting with your consultant? See the instructions page. You can also contact Reception at or through Zoom. Reception staff are available Monday - Thursday 9 am - 8 pm, Friday 9 am - 4 pm, and Sunday 4 pm - 8 pm.

We look forward to working with you! 

Who We Are

Writing Studio Consultants are undergraduate and graduate students from a range of majors. All have taken a 2-credit writing pedagogy course taught by English Department faculty and participate in ongoing trainings and evaluations. Read the about our Writing Consultants.

Interested in Becoming a Writing Consultant?

The Writing Studio often hires new consultants near the start of each semester. All majors are encouraged to apply. Students interested in becoming Writing Consultants should complete application materials available through the Learning Center Student Jobs webpage. Applicants are also expected to complete ENGL 450, Tutoring Developing Writers (2 units), or its equivalent. Please direct any questions about the application procedure and deadlines to Dr. Jessica Citti, Writing Studio Coordinator, Library 118, (707) 826-5188,

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