About Us

Writing Center director Kim Ballard working with a student. Kim is holding a laptop computer and pointing toward the screen while the student watches.The Western Michigan University Writing Center is a free consultation service dedicated to helping individuals better understand, apply and develop writing abilities through one-to-one, client consultations and genre specific workshops.

Led by Kim Ballard, our graduate and undergraduate writing consultants are trained to help writers and are passionate about helping you with your writing.

Our consultants work with all WMU students, graduate and undergraduate, who are on campus, at regional campuses, or in distance classes. All writers have different backgrounds, aspirations, and projects, and we are used to variety. Most writers seek help in an appointment. However, writers may have unique situations that require a different approach and should contact us if they do.

You may get writing assistance by making appointments or by calling (269) 387-4615 during our open hours. We also try to have one consultant on drop-in duty every hour that we are open, and we have drop-in consulting available on Sunday evenings at the library.

For special requests about writing assistance or requests for classroom and organization presentations, contact us.



Monday: 10am-8pm
Tuesday: 10am-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-8pm
Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 12pm-4pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 5pm-8pm (Drop-In Hours at the Library - First Floor)

*Hours are reduced for summer. Check our online scheduler to view available appointments.