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Online Writing Center

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.


The Online Writing Center’s tutoring service will be CLOSING after 5:00 pm on Friday, December 14th and re-opening on Monday, January 14th. Students may continue to use the other resources on this website, but all tutoring requests submitted during this time frame will be canceled. If you will be in Lynchburg for an intensive during this time, please feel free to use our on-campus writing centers for help with your assignments. The LIVE CHAT service will be closed from December 15th until January 19th. Please scroll down for further tutoring-related instructions and links.

Please familiarize yourself with our services, policies, tutorials, and resources before using our services:

Draft Reviews

Skype Appointments

Writing, Format, & Citation Style Resources

Associated Graduate Courses (GRST 501 & 500)

Accessing Tutor Comments

Connection Problems

Online Instructors

The number of tutors is limited, so we ask that instructors only recommend the use of the Online Writing Center to students that need or want help and not require students to use the service for specific assignments. Please do not offer extra credit to students for using the service. 

Interested in Becoming an Online Writing Tutor?

Live Chat & Email Assistance

Hours of Operation

Please note: Live Chat and Email Assistance services will be closed from December 15th until January 19th. 

  • Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST
  • Friday: noon – 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Saturday of weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7: noon – 3:00 p.m. EST

10 minutes is allotted per chat. Please keep questions short and simple. For more complex questions, 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.

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