Howe Center for Business Writing

Three students work at a white board at the Howe Center for Business Writing in Farmer 3064

The Howe Center for Business Writing (HCBW) offers in-person writing consultations for Farmer School of Business writers. We are located on the third floor of FSB, room 3064. We follow all campus health and safety guidance and regularly clean our consulting spaces.

HCBW consultants are specially trained in business writing and can support writers at any stage of the writing process, from early brainstorming to final drafting. HCBW consultants can help writers with:

  • Papers, reports, and group projects for any course, in any department
  • Cover letters, personal statements, and applications for fellowships and employment
  • Honors theses, Miami Plan capstone projects, master’s theses, and dissertations
  • Personal and professional writing projects outside of class assignments

If you have questions about HCBW consulting, please contact HWC Manager Kate Francis (francik@miamiaoh.edu) or HWC director Lizzie Hutton (huttoneb@miamioh.edu).

Make an Appointment

During Summer 2022 appointments will be available in live and written online modalities only. Choose a day and time to meet with a consultant by visiting our scheduling platform, WCOnline

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Common Questions

How should I prepare for my on-campus appointment?

You should come to your appointment with some ideas about what you'd like to work during for your 45 minute consultation. You can bring a print or digital copy of your paper. We ask that you also bring the following, when applicable:

  • The assignment sheet and course syllabus
  • Any writing you’ve already done, including notes, outlines, or early drafts
  • Relevant books, articles, or other resources you’re using
  • Any feedback you’ve already received

Are there HCBW consultants who come from an FSB background?

HCBW writing consultants are Miami undergraduate and graduate students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. Many of the consultants who work at the HCBW in FSB are business majors or minors. All of them have been specially trained to support FSB writers.

You can look through our consultant bios to learn more about their majors and interests. This information may help you find a consultant who would be a particularly good fit for your writing questions or tasks.

Accessibility

The Howe Writing Center is committed to helping provide accommodations for all Miami writers who have scheduled writing center consultations. To request an accommodation, or to inquire about the accommodations we can provide (i.e., viewing or accessing materials in alternative formats, using assistive technologies during an in-person consultation), please contact writing center manager Kate Francis (francik@miamioh.edu) at least 2 business days prior to your consultation. We are also happy to collaborate with the Miller Center in providing such accommodations. If you use a screen reader, check out our web guide on how screen readers function within the Live Online consulting space