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 offer 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, Room B108B, in the Hub (lower level)

Spring 2016 Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM-9 PM; Friday 9 AM-3 PM; Sunday (e-Tutoring Only) 7PM-10 PM

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In our consultations, we help our clients—students, faculty, and staff—learn how to review their writing from the reader's perspective. We help clients understand how to fulfill assignment requirements, write for a specific audience, and learn academic standards of edited written English. We also help clients learn editing and proofreading strategies, but we do not merely direct writers to "fix" grammatical errors—and we certainly do not copyedit the writer’s work. Finally, we show students 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 the clients.

If you are interested in hiring a copyeditor, UK’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies maintains a list of editors for hire at the following site:

Please let us know if you have any questions. Contact Judy Gatton Prats, WC Director, 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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