Departmental Writing Fellow

Ian Kirby, Departmental Writing Fellow

Ian Kirby

Supported by the Harvard College Writing Program, the Departmental Writing Fellow is a resource for linguistics students who want to work on any form of academic writing related to linguistics. If you want help editing a paper draft, writing an abstract for a conference, figuring out how to present information in the conventions of the field, writing in English as a second language, or any other writing-related topic, the Writing Fellow is available to answer these questions, go over your work with you, or find the right resources to help.

 

I have set up one hour drop-in writing appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays 2-5pm, which you can schedule through this link.  While you don't have to send me drafts before the meeting, if you would like to go over a specific longer piece of writing, please email me your draft (in whatever stage of completion) by 5:00 pm the day before your appointment, along with a brief description of what the draft is for, what its main argument is meant to be, and any specific problems or questions you’d like me to focus on while reading it so that we can address them together.  If you’d like to go over a longer work, we can absolutely do so, but over multiple meetings.  I will follow up with you about the location of the appointment if you wish to meet in-person.  If these times do not work for you, please email me.