“Working in the Writing Lab launched my professional career”
Dr. Judith W. Steele
(Ed. D. Instructional Technology)
Department of English and Foreign Languages
"Because of the Writing Lab, my once diminutive vocabulary has become exponentially superfluous."
B. J. Davis
Gulf Breeze News
" Working with Ms. Hixon was one of the best experiences of my life. With her insight and knowledge, she molded me into a teacher who still loves to teach."
Escambia County School District
"As a labbie, I acquired more useful "on-the-job learning" than on any other job I've had (and I'm 50!)."
Working on an M. Ed. in Middle School Curriculum
"In the Lab, I experienced some of the best days I've ever had."
"My experience at the Writing Lab improved my leadership and teaching skills; I made life-long friends, too!"
"Working in the Lab, I gained invaluable experience that has helped prepare me for my future career and life in general; it has also allowed me to become friends with many intelligent and sincere people whom I miss working with very much. "
Doctor of Pharmacy student
“I credit my five years in the Lab and Ms. Hixon with giving me invaluable editing experience, grammar knowledge, and people skills. Obviously, without my six years of experience as a paper reader in the Lab, I never would have gotten this position."
Web Site Editor
"After catching the "grammar germ" from Ms. Hixon, I had no choice; I had to become an editor!Working in the lab was an absolutely fantastic experience for far too many reasons to list."
M. Gretchen Harris
Hilton Garden Inn
"Working in the Writing Lab strengthened my writing and editing skills and made me a keener observer of the way people use the English language."
Sloan Stephens Cox
Pensacola News Journal
"Working in the Writing Lab gave me practical strategies for teaching writing. In the classroom, those strategies have proved invaluable. One of the best things about working in the lab is that you have a team of fellow writers and grammarians to support you. Teaching, you're largely on your own, so having a foundation of teaching strategies is a great help."
AP English Language & Composition Teacher
Fort Walton Beach High School, Okaloosa County School District
"A couple years after leaving college, I landed a job with Appleyard Agency. I don't get many opportunities to write original copy, but I do almost all of their copy editing. (I gave myself the title Copy Righter.) The lessons I learned while working in the Writing Lab have proved invaluable. I use them evertday."