Writing Resources & Tutors

Resources Created or Provided by Pacifica

Recorded Webinars and Presentations 

  • APA and Paper Formatting - a recorded VoiceThread presentation by Jennifer Selig, Ph.D., core faculty, Humanities Program. This is composed of 46 individual slides, each focusing on various aspects of APA style and formatting, with voice commentary. Slides can be selected individually for viewing and listening.
  • Building Your Academic CV While In School - a chart with suggestions, in PDF
  • Scholarly Writing, CVs and Professional Letters: A Quick Guide to Best Practices - a recorded webinar developed by Oksana Yakushko, Ph.D., Chair of Clinical Psychology Program, and Elizabeth Schewe, Clinical Psychology student. This webinar was created for Clinical Psychology students, but is applicable to all programs. Viewing requires free registration with Citrix. Recording is 57 minutes, 44 seconds.
  • Tips for Mistake Free Grammar and Proofreading - 10 page PDF composed by Robyn Cass, Senior Dissertation Administrator. This is a handy reference guide designed to help you avoid the most common problems in academic writing.

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Resources From Other Organizations

Tutorials, Guides, and Books

On APA Style

On MLA Style


Free Writing Tutor Services

Pacifica provides access to three writing tutors listed below, free of charge to currently enrolled students who need help with course papers (not dissertations or theses). This includes English as Second Language (ESL) writing assistance. Tutors may help with grammar, structure, MLA and APA formatting, and more. Please contact tutors for appointments well in advance of due dates so that you can work with them in enough time to receive feedback, and at different points in the writing process. This will give you enough time to revise your papers as necessary. Support is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • - Cindy Dall (ESL Specialist): email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • - Emily Balaguer: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • - Vicki Stevenson: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Manuscript Editors & Dissertation/Thesis Resources

Below are links to pages listing independent editors for help with doctoral dissertations and master's theses. These individuals are not employed by Pacifica, but offer their services for a fee. Pacifica Graduate Institute, therefore, cannot mediate any disagreements between these independent parties and students.

249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, California, 93013 | Telephone: 805.969.3626
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