Welcome to Writing Doctor.
A WebMD for Your Writing Needs.
Learn about how to start a paper, how to polish a thesis, and how to effectively use grammar and punctuation. No matter what stage your paper is at, Writer Doctor is designed to provide the tools you need to get to the next step.
“But what if my paper is already perfect?”
It isn’t. You knew that before you came to this site. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Everyone needs help with writing. It’s no more or less intuitive than math or science.
Professional writers have professional editors because everyone makes mistakes. If a professional writer can make mistakes, then surely an engineer, scientist, mathematician, or high school Senior can make mistakes, regardless of intelligence. It’s even possible I’ve made a mistake. If you find any grammar mistakes on this site, please use the contact button to let me know. All writing is a process.
How to use this site
While any article is readable on its own, like WebMD the idea is to find the possible causes of your symptoms, and then treat them.
At the bottom of each article you will find a home remedy section.
This section is designed to allow you to self-edit. If your problem isn’t too severe, you can use the tips and tricks found in this section to patch up your writing quickly. Think of this as taking a couple of ibuprofen for a knee ache.
Phone a Nurse
Contact me as a ‘nurse line’ if you can’t quite figure something out, or have a topic you’d like to see addressed. Not only will I e-mail you as quickly as possible with a response, but the article will help everyone else who uses this site. Really, you’re doing a public service. Ideally, if there are a bunch of small issues I’d like to put together a FAQ section. But in order for that to happen, you need to ask a question.
Call a Doctor
If you try home remedies, and they just aren’t working, or you feel as though you are struggling to diagnose your writing and can’t make heads or tails of it, then it might be time to call a doctor.
Just like when you go to your own doctor, my goal is to get you better and to a place where you don’t have to see me unless you want to. You might always want regular check-ups and proofreading, but my goal is always to help you fix major issues so that you and your writing and can be happy together.
If you can’t afford help, but need it, please contact me anyway. I may ask to use you as a case study, just like in a medical school. A situation that will give you the help you need and allow me to dissect your work on screen to show other people how to write well.
As of 03/19/2014 I am still accepting case studies.