The Quaker Writing Center’s (QWC) mission is to support all students enrolled in all classes at Wilmington College at any point in the writing process as they complete any academic, creative, professional, or personal writing assignment. The Director and staff at the QWC are dedicated to helping students become better writers. We embrace Wilmington College’s core values of Diversity, Excellence, Integrity, Peace and Social Justice, Respect for All Persons, and Service and Civic Engagement to form an inclusive and constructive environment for all members of the WC community.
The writing center consultants work with students any stage of the writing process—from brainstorming a topic to thesis development, to organizational development, to revision.
Consultations are provided in either 30-minute, face-to-face meetings, or students may elect to have their writing projects consulted through an online environment.
To schedule a face-to-face consultation with a writing consultant, please click the button below:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Please note: When requesting an appointment, please allow at least two business days for scheduling. All appointment times are guaranteed and will have preference over walk-in appointments.
Although some students do come to the QWC with questions concerning grammar and mechanics, please understand that editing and proofreading are not the primary concerns for the writing consultants. However, the consultants will provide students with the skills and strategies to recognize and resolve lower order concerns (e.g., punctuation, subject-verb agreement, ambiguous pronouns, comma splices, etc.).
Hi, I am Chris Collins, an Assistant Professor of English at WC. I am also the Director of the Quaker Writing Center. I love writing in all its forms, especially when writing engages the creative aspects of my attention. Poetry is my favorite genre to read, but the personal essay is a very close number two. I spend my free time writing lyric poetry and personal essays, enjoying time with my wife as we watch Poldark or movies from our extensive VHS archives, or watching my daughter play soccer with her club team (while minding my manners so as to not get thrown off the field by the referee).
Hi, I’m Clarissa Smith! I am a senior psychology major, and I have been working in the Quaker Writing Center for the past five semesters. I also do the Writing E-Tutoring and tutor for various psychology courses. Outside of the QWC, I am the president of Active Minds, and I spend my free time watching shows like Merlin, reading, or knitting/crocheting.
Hi, my name is Ellie, and I am a sophomore majoring in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science. Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I particularly enjoy creating short stories and fantasy fiction. Written communication is a powerful agent for success, so I am excited to help students hone their skills in the Writing Center this year!
Hello, my name is Morgan. I am a senior at Wilmington majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Biology. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors and crafting any chance I get. This will be my third year working at the Quaker Writing Center. I like to base my appointments off a simple quote from William Faulkner: “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or your predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
Hi, my name is Emma, and I am a junior studying political science and agricultural communications. In my free time, I love to hike, hammock, and do yoga. You will always find me with a mug of coffee or tea in my hand. This is my first year working in the Quaker Writing Center, and I am excited to collaborate with you on your work.