School of Social Work

Student Writing Resources

SWRK Writing Coaches

Sierra Schmidt and Taylor Storey are students in the two year MSW program. Sierra and Taylor share a love for writing, and enjoy discovering and discussing new techniques and methods to enhance their knowledge about quality academic writing. They have extensive experience with academic writing and APA standards. Sierra prides herself in her creativity and artful approach to academic writing, while Taylor prides herself in her understanding of grammar and approach to syntax. Sierra and Taylor want to emphasize that their position functions much like a coach, and while they are not editors, they are more than willing to help you identify your strengths and improve your academic writing skills.

As Sierra and Taylor are both graduate students with internships and jobs, they suggest that students contact them at least a week in advance of their desired meeting time, and with whatever work they have completed. 

Hours of Availability


Fridays, 8:00am - 11:00am, via Zoom, also available by appointment.


Saturdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm, and Sundays, 10:00am - 12:00pm,  via Zoom.

Please allow up to 24 hours for responses. If you do not hear back from either Sierra or Taylor within 48 hours, please feel free to send a friendly reminder email.

Please feel free to contact Sierra at, and Taylor at

To join Sierra on Zoom via a computer, please use the following link: or you can call-in: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833, Meeting ID: 599 138 926

To join Taylor on Zoom via a computer, please use the following link: or you can call-in:+1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 296 241 267