Online Writing Center

ATTENTION TUTORING SERVICE USERS! Please be aware that our Draft Review Policies have changed. Scroll down and click “Draft Reviews” to view the changes. In addition, you may experience delayed reviews during Weeks 6-7 of terms B and D, especially toward the end of each week. Please submit your requests as early in the week as possible, and if you know any Liberty Online graduate students who would fit these qualifications, please encourage them to apply. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding!

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Specific formatting questions are answered every day of the academic semester. Please scroll down for further tutoring-related instructions and links.

Strengthen Your Writing Skills

Get the help you need in identifying, understanding, and improving your academic writing strengths and weaknesses. The Online Writing Center helps online students at all levels of English writing proficiency. Let our trained peer tutors and knowledgeable staff help you with your writing needs. We look forward to serving you and helping you grow as a writer.

Please familiarize yourself with our services, policies, tutorials, and resources below before clicking the “Request Tutoring” button located under each tutoring option.

Draft Reviews
Skype Appointments
Writing, Format, and Citation Style Resources
Associated Graduate Courses (GRST 501 and 500)
Accessing Tutor Comments
Connection Problems

Interested in Becoming an Online Writing Tutor?

Visit our how to become an Online Writing Tutor page for more information.

Live Chat and Email Assistance

Hours of Operation
  • Monday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m. EST
  • Tuesday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
  • Thursday* 4 p.m.-6 p.m. EST
  • Friday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. EST

*The OWC Live Chat does not operate on Thanksgiving Day.

Live Chat may only be used to submit brief grammar or formatting inquiries. Questions regarding tutoring requests or other topics should be emailed to Students working on end-of-program projects should direct questions to their departments or search online for qualified editors. Your chat window will be closed if your question is not about grammar or formatting. (“Formatting” could be one question about anything related to formatting, such as a citation, a reference, the title page, in-text headings, margins, spacing, etc.)

Ten minutes are allotted per chat. After ten minutes, your chat window will close so the host can move on to other users, but if you have further questions, please email

Please visit our “Live Help” page for chat assistance. If an agent is not available, you can submit your question, and it will be answered via your Liberty email within 24 hours.