As a support service leading up to final exams, librarians in the Main Library are offering light proofreading of student papers. We’ll check your citations and give your paper a once-over for typographical errors and such. We’re not the Writing Center, so we’re not able to evaluate the concept, thesis, or organization of your paper, but we can spot an “it’s” when you need an “its.” We have all the citation style manuals right at our fingertips and we know how to wield a dictionary (they’re good for more than squashing bugs.)
Our proofing table will be set up in the Main Library on the first floor near the Reference Desk and will be available the following dates/times:
Monday, December 8, 6-8 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 3-5 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 10 AM-12 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 6-8 PM
Thursday, December 11, 6-8 PM
If you’d like to email the paper ahead of time (so we don’t have to read it while you watch – we promise it’s not that interesting to watch a librarian read) you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll print it, mark any errors we see, and have it waiting at the table during the times advertised above.
Also, you can come with your paper draft already printed out or we’ll print it out for you at the Reference Desk. If you make your corrections in the library, we’ll print the corrected paper for you as well.
No appointment necessary – first-come, first-served. We’ll help as many people as we can before the librarian goes home/runs out of red ink.