The Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center

Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center Summer 2020


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Writing Center offers online appointments (E-tutoring or Zoom-based) for Summer 2020.

Register and schedule at


June 1st-July 30th


M-TH 11am-3pm 

The Writing Center offers free and friendly help to all UK students, faculty, and staff. We assist with writing, speaking, and multimedia assignments across the curriculum. We offer advice on academic, creative, and professional projects.

Clients can schedule one appointment per day.

We help clients:

  • begin, develop, and/or review their projects
  • fulfill assignment requirements
  • communicate effectively in specific disciplines
  • document sources fairly and correctly
  • learn and practice academic standards of edited written English
  • develop and polish their writing style

We are committed to helping clients learn editing and proofreading strategies as well as documentation skills.

If you have questions about our mission and services, please contact the director, Judith Gatton Prats, at

To schedule an e-Tutoring appointment at, click on a white (blank) space. When the appointment window opens, enter the required information, follow the instructions to upload a file, and SAVE the appointment. 

To attach a document to an existing e-tutoring appointment: 

1.) Open your appointment window.

2.) Scroll down to find the following information: "This schedule supports file attachments. To upload a file to this appointment, click 'Edit Appointment' below." 

3.) Click "Edit Appointment" and then click the "Choose file" button to browse your computer and upload your file to the appointment.

4.) Scroll down and click "Save Changes"

Once you have saved the changes, your uploaded document should appear on the appointment form.

Verify that the document is uploaded to your appointment. 

At the appointment time, the consultant will review the document, add comments, and upload the review to the appointment form. The review will provide questions and comments. The consultant will NOT revise or edit your work for you but will show you how to revise and edit your work. When the review has been uploaded, you will receive a notification (email/text).

If no appointments are available, you can join the Waiting List. To the right, beneath each day on the schedule you can click on "Waiting List: Date” and enter the required information to join the waiting list for that date. If an appointment becomes available on that date, you will be notified by email and/or text message. When you receive the email/text, you must log on and try to schedule the appointment. Please note that others on the waiting list are, like you, trying to schedule the open appointment. Whoever schedules first gets the appointment.

To cancel an appointment, open the appointment window, scroll down, and select "Cancel this appointment" and then click "Okay." You can cancel an appointment up to thirty minutes before the start time of the appointment.

IMPORTANT! If you are unable to keep an appointment, please cancel online before the start time of the scheduled appointment. For an e-tutoring appointment, if you do not upload a document (without canceling the appointment), we mark the appointment as MISSED.


For more information, email Judith Gatton Prats, the Director of the UK Writing Center, at


We do not provide copy editing at the Wriitng Center. If you are interested in hiring a copyeditor, you can view a list of editors for hire at the following site: 


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