Writing Support

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CoDaC’s Writing Consultant, Mike Murashige, provides support to graduate students, faculty, and staff in two broad areas:

1. Our Writing Coach works with clients to rethink, reshape, and improve their writing practice, which is to say, their writing lives — their daily engagement with the activities of writing and thinking and how those two fundamental activities come together on the written page. He has broad expertise in aiding writers with common “ailments” like:

  • Procrastination
  • Writer’s block
  • Binge writing
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Self-sabotage
  • Confidence deficits
  • Writing fears — rejection, excess difficulty, obscurity, or obsolescence
  • Low energy and/or productivity
  • Lack of space and time
  • Insufficient writing support at home
  • Accountability

2. CoDaC's Developmental Editor aids writers with the content of their research writing and projects — whether on an article, book chapter, monograph, book proposal, grant application, or job search materials. Not only does he provide commenting on drafts, but he also aids in:

  • Project conception and articulation
  • Argument creation and cultivation
  • Outlining and drafting
  • Revision and refinement
  • Mechanical issues — diction, grammar, syntax, and structure
  • Tone, flow, and effectiveness

To request a consult with Mike Murashige, email him directly at mmurashi@uoregon.edu.