Consultation on Research Papers

The Writing Center’s academic staff Professor Takeshi Kawamoto, Assistant Professor Tingjia Wang and Writing Advisor Fellow Yuhong Zhu 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

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

Yuhong Zhu, Writing Advisor Fellow, Writing Center

Yuhong is a linguist focusing on phonology and phonetics He received his Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University in 2023 During his time in graduate school, Yuhong was the instructor of "Analyzing the Sounds of Language", a course that covers English phonetics, statistics and scientific writing He has also served as a reviewer for multiple linguistic journals and conferences Yuhong believes that a primary goal of academic writing is to engage in relevant conversations and debates in the field, and is eager to help other researchers contribute to their respective disciplines.

Consultation by Yuhong Zhu

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