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 undergraduate and graduate writing consultants are trained to help writers and are passionate about helping you with your writing.

Make appointments for a writing consultation by using our online scheduler:

Book an appointment 

You may also get writing assistance by dropping by or calling our center during our open hours. We try to have a consultant on drop-in duty each hour we're open. 

For help making appointments or getting questions answered, call us at (269) 387-4615. 

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