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John Moritz Library: Writing Support

Updated APA

As of Fall 2020, Nebraska Methodist College uses the 7th Edition of the American Psychological Association's publication manual. 

Due to limited availability in the library and frequent usage, it is highly recommended that students purchase their own manual (Amazon, campus bookstore, Barnes & Noble, etc.). The ebook version is also available from APA's store.

Microsoft Word Template

NMC Graduate Writing Coach

  • Outlining & planning
  • Structure & organization
  • Editing & revising
  • Writing literature reviews & scholarly research papers


Click here to Request Graduate Writing Services

Graduate Writing Support Coaches

NMC offers writing coach services to our graduate doctoral and master's students. Coaches are more than proofreaders; they help with all stages of your writing process. They help with drafting: designing and developing a clear objective, organizing and presenting research in the literature review, considering expectations for methodology and findings, organizing discussion material, and presenting conclusions. The coach can also offer revision suggestions that focus on clarity of the message, appropriateness of the format or structure, or even improvement of aspects of paraphrasing and summarizing existing research. One of our coaches provides direct support for very specific questions and proofing you may need for your APA-related questions.

Doctoral Program Coach

Mary Lamothe, PhD., earned a doctorate in English Language and Literature at Fordham University, and she holds master’s degrees in both English and education. In addition to teaching scientific and empirical writing to graduate students in health sciences, Dr. Lamothe edits and reviews academic health science and social sciences articles for publication in international, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. L is excited to work with NMC graduate students as they develop their academic and professional writing.

Master's Program Coach

Frankie Ward has an MS in physiology and biomechanics, an MA in English, and an MFA in creative nonfiction. He works as an adjunct instructor of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska Methodist College, College of Saint Mary, and as a writing center consultant at Metropolitan Community College. In addition, he is the Managing Editor for the internationally peer-reviewed Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies.  Frankie is excited to work with you and help you produce your best writing at the MSN graduate level!

Graduate APA Assistance Coach

Marlin Schaich, Ph.D., earned a master’s and doctorate degree in English from the University of Kansas.  As a communications professor in the Arts & Sciences Division, he supports both students and faculty as a writing coach at Nebraska Methodist College.  He is the Coordinator for Writing Across the Curriculum at NMC, provides resources for writing tutors, and maintains the Writing Support and Resources in Brightspace useful to graduate and undergraduate students alike. 


John Moritz Library staff offers APA assistance to all program levels from Associate thru Graduate. 

Please email if have question about how to cite a specific resource.

 Library staff are available  Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm

    Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with a librarian   

 Call 402.354.7251  or  Email