The Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center

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921 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-6688


Welcome to the Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center at the the University of Kentucky.

We offer free and friendly help to all UK students, faculty, and staff. We assist with the process of composing and communicating in writing, speaking, and multimedia projects across the curriculum. 

Graduate student consultants and undergraduate consultants provide individual and group consultations in Face-to-Face and e-Tutoring Consultations on academic assignments and professional projects. We help students at every stage of the composing and communicating process.


Location: W. T. Young Library Hub, Room B108B

Summer Session 2: June 8-August 3, 2017

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-3PM

Register as a new client and schedule appointments at

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UK Writing Center: Learn About Our Services & Register as a New Client

UK Writing Center Scheduling A Face-to-Face Appointment Instructional Video

UK Writing Center Scheduling an e-Tutoring Appointment Instructional Video

In our consultations, we help clients—students, faculty, and staff—review their writing from the reader's perspective. We help clients fulfill assignment and project requirements, write for a specific audience, and learn academic standards of edited written English. Although we help clients learn editing and proofreading strategies, we do not merely direct writers to "fix" grammatical errorsand we certainly do not copyedit the writer’s work. Finally, we show clients how to locate and use online and print resources to help them follow models of formatting and documentation style, but we do not do the work for our clients.

Anyone interested in hiring a copyeditor can view a list of editors for hire at the following site:

Please let us know if you have any questions. Contact the Writing Center Director, Judy Gatton Prats, at
If you need help scheduling or canceling an appointment, you can call us during our business hours at (859)257-1368.

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

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