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How to Schedule an Appointment

Writing consultants at the Howe Center for Business Writing (HCBW) are available to support FSB students’ writing projects, whether for FSB assignments or other courses. You can take advantage of these consultations at any stage of your writing process, from brainstorming for ideas to polishing your final draft.

The HCBW is located in 2045 FSB, with hours Monday to Friday, 12:00 PM—4:00 PM. If you have questions or need help scheduling, call 513-529-6100.

When making an appointment, be sure to select “HCBW” in the drop-down schedule for a consultation at 3064 FSB.

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Appointment FAQs

What are My Appointment Options?


At the HCBW, you will meet in-person with a writing consultant. You and your consultant will make a plan for the session, discuss your writing concerns, and work collaboratively to compose or revise a draft. After the consultation, you’ll receive a report that provides session notes and plans for further writing.


Working on a group project and want feedback?  HCBW consultants are happy to help!  While we welcome consultations on group projects at any of our locations, the HCBW has plasma screens that make it easy to view and revise slide decks content and format. 

Live Online

If you’d rather meet with a consultant virtually, schedule a live online appointment. These consultations take place in real-time via video conferencing. You’ll use video, audio, chat, and a shared whiteboard to discuss your writing. 

Written Online

These appointments are for Miami student writers who are taking online courses or who attend a regional campus. You select an appointment time, upload your writing document(s), and complete a detailed appointment form. The consultant reads and responds to your work, returning written feedback shortly after the end of your appointment time. There is no live interfacing with your consultant.

Are there any 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 attend regular workshops on business writing to develop their expertise in this field.

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

What kinds of writing can I bring to my consultation?

HCBW writing consultants can assist you with just about any project. Here’s a list of the kinds of writing we regularly see:

  •         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

We are happy to look at any and all career-focused documents, but we also recommend the Center for Career Exploration for specific advice on resumes.


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 ( at least 2 business days prior to your consultation.