Email a Tutor
Have a specific question about your writing or your research? Haven't found what you need? Send an email to the OWL Mail Tutors! Our staff will provide individualized writing help via email. Please note: We are currently experienceing delays in responding to OWL Mail messages due to an increase in messages with the beginning of the fall semester. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Before submitting a question to OWL Mail, please review our OWL Mail Policies FAQs. If you have a general writing question, please check our OWL Mail General Writing FAQs before you submit your question.
Working from the Purdue Writing Lab facility, our experienced staff offers individualized help on all sorts of writing issues.
Our staff is comprised of graduate instructors, all of whom teach or have taught writing classes at Purdue University. We have access to our reference library of materials, manuals, stylebooks, and handbooks in order to accurately respond to all the questions we receive on a daily basis.
We answer all sorts of questions from all sorts of people.
People email us from all over the world with a wide variety of questions, including questions about grammar, sentence structure, research, formatting, genre, etc. Our services are used by students, from high school to graduate school. Office workers from all kinds of industries email with questions about memos, reports, manuals, and other office documents. Job seekers get answers to questions about resumes, cover letters, and other professional documents.
However, there are some questions we can't answer.
Due to time and staff constraints, we cannot read and respond to whole documents over email, so questions need to be specific and focused. We also do not offer proofreading services. Although we will not "fix" grammar mistakes for you, we will happily answer questions about grammar so you can find and fix your own errors. In addition, while we offer advice on a variety of issues, we do not do homework for students.
To ask the OWL tutors a question, click here.
If you have a problem or question about this service, contact the OWL Mail coordinator Jeff Gerding.
You may also find our new grammar blog useful.