Consultation on Research Papers

The Writing Center’s academic staff Professor Takeshi Kawamoto, Assistant Professor Adina Staicov, Assistant Professor Tingjia Wang and Senior Writing Advisor Fellow Adele Pitkeathly provide advice on writing academic papers and academic journal abstracts in English.


  • Advisors will make suggestions, but not do copy editing.
  • If we suspect that a paper is plagiarized, we will use detection software (iThenticate) to check for similarities with other texts. If a serious case of plagiarism is detected, we will report it to the relevant person in charge (e.g., supervisor)
  • If you do not attend an appointment without notice more than two times per term (8 weeks)/holiday period, you will be unable to book further sessions at the Writing Center for three weeks after the last missed appointment.
Takeshi Kawamoto, Professor, Writing Center

He can provide advice on such matters as the planning of papers, their overall structure and development, appropriate style, and how to prepare tables and diagrams. All sessions will be conducted in Japanese.

Consultation by Takeshi Kawamoto

Adina Staicov, Assistant Professor, Writing Center

Adina will collaborate with you to identify what’s effective in your paper and what revisions might strengthen it. She will address issues in writing, such as structure, flow, grammar, summarizing, paraphrasing, and citing sources.

Adina is a linguist and lecturer from Zurich, Switzerland, and was recently appointed Assistant Professor at the Writing Center of Hiroshima University. She completed her PhD at the University of Zurich in 2016. During her PhD studies, Adina taught several courses in sociolinguistics at the University of Zurich, and classes on Academic Writing at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. With a background in English sociolinguistics and academic writing, Adina is here to offer support and advice on writing academic papers.

Consultation by Adina Staicov

Tingjia Wang, Assistant Professor, Writing Center

Tingjia is a functional linguist and social semiotician, holding a PhD in Linguistics from The University of Sydney. Her research expertise spans over fields of Applied Linguistics, Initial Teachers Education, Social Semiotics and Effective Communication. Before joining Hiroshima University Writing Center, Dr. Wang has extensive, cross-disciplinary research and teaching experiences in Australia and been invited to provide external reviews for Routledge and the TESOL Journal in fields of Multimodal Literacy and Digital Pedagogy.

Consultation by Tingjia Wang

Adele Pitkeathly, Senior Writing Advisor Fellow, Writing Center

Adele Pitkeathly was Director of Studies at UNSW Institute of Languages, with responsibility for an international student group of up to 2,000 and 150 English language English teaching staff in Academic and Professional English programs. She has been involved in designing and providing specialised educational programs for staff and students of partner universities and government agencies with a goal of increasing internationalization. She has a background as a TESOL Teacher Trainer, IELTS examiner and International Student Advisor as well as over 15 years teaching and coordinating English language courses.

Consultation by Adele Pitkeathly