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Ellipsis Online Writing Lab

The Ellipsis Online Writing Lab is your resource for all things about writing in English. We service the entire Bielefeld University community. Here you will find writing resources and instructional materials as a free service.

We are now able to offer consultations in person or via Zoom/email.

If you need any help with your English writing, please send a message to

Attention staff: We are also available to give language feedback for presentations and publications in English. Email for more information.



Mission Statement

English has become, for all intents and purposes, the lingua franca of the worldwide academic community. In many disciplines it is important to be able to communicate in English in order to gain the widest possible audience for one’s work. In the increasing push for internationalization, English is imperative. However, working in a language other than one’s native tongue can be daunting. It is our goal to help the university community ease into this transition by helping with all aspects of English writing. Our service is open to all members of the University community.


What can we help with?

General Writing
Academic Writing
Doing research in English
Subject-specific writing
Problems specific to German speakers
English at Bielefeld


What can I expect at the Ellipsis Writing Center?
We help you in your writing process and/or provide strategies to identify language issues in your writing. Consultations will be held on Zoom or via Email. We offer these consultations to help you improve your writing and language skills.

Unfortunately we cannot help you with content-related issues or proofread your entire text. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own work and grades have to be discussed with your lecturers. We want to help you become a better writer and provide strategies so that you can identify language issues yourself.


We can:

✓         provide in-person consulting sessions (via Zoom or in person)

✓         provide written feedback

✓         assist in identifying language and structural issues in your writing

✓         help with problems specific to German speakers

✓         consult in the research process


We can’t:

✘         correct entire papers/ MA/BA/PHD theses or dissertations

✘         proofread papers (we only give language/structural feedback)

✘         give content-related feedback

Wenn Sie Hilfe beim Verfassen deutscher akademischer Texte benötigen, besuchen Sie bitte diese Seite: Schreiblabor


Look here for help with common problems in English Academic Writing. Can't find what you need? Click here and let us know!


All posted materials are produced by FSZ English and Ellipsis.


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