JHBC Professional Writing Office

Welcome!

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard." – David McCullough

The JHBC Professional Writing Office is open to both graduate and undergraduate students who seek to improve their writing in general and specifically hone in on business writing skills. We tutor students across the disciplines in all stages of the writing process, but focus primarily in writing associated with business.

Hours of Operation and Contact

Winter 2019 Hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: JB 462

Phone: (909) 537-3704

Email: cbpawritingcenter@csusb.edu


How to Make an Appointment

  1. Visit http://mywco.com/jhbc and log-in or create a new account.
  2. Select the appointment time that best fits your needs.
  3. Fill out the appointment form and click “submit.”
  4. Be on time for your appointment with your assignment printed out.
  5. If you are more than five minutes late, you will not receive credit for your visit and will risk losing your appointment slot.

Meet Our Staff

Professor Melissa Bakeman

Melissa "Mel" Bakeman, Faculty Director

Years teaching: I have taught at CSUSB for over two decades.

Future career plans: Never grow up, but be responsible in the process.

Fun fact: I have over two dozen animals—including twenty chickens and an indoor pig named Churchill.

Favorite book/movie: Raymond Chandler's Farewell My Lovely/My Butterfly or the Shawshank Redemption

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Marisol Rivera

Major: M.A. English Composition

Future career plans: I would like to go to law school and earn my J.D.

Fun fact: I grew up on a hog farm in central Florida!

Favorite book: Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice McFadden 

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Lauren Cook

Major: B.A. Communications

Future Career Plans: I plan to become a hotel manager so I can continue to travel around the world.

Fun Fact: I own over 200 movies, organized by studio.

Favorite movie: Happiest Millionaire

Alberto Velasco Jr.

Alberto Velasco, Jr.

Major: B.A. Administration, Entrepreneurship Concentration

Future career plans: I want to open my own business. 

Fun Fact: I was a DJ for 15 years.

Favorite movie: Iron Man

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Erin Metz

Major: B.A. English, concentration in Creative Writing

Future career plans: Include, but are not limited to, pursuing a master’s degree in playwriting, teaching at the colligate level, and participating in my favorite field of study: writing for the stage.

Fun Fact: I am also a National Anthem singer for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Anaheim Ducks.

Favorite movie (and book): Forrest Gump
 

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Randy Lucio

Major: M.A. English Composition, concentration in Applied Linguistics

Future career plans: I would like to become an ESL teacher at the college level.

Fun Fact: I know how to wood work and have built much of the furniture in my room.

Favorite movie: Tommy Boy
 

Tutor Alumni

Congratulations to our past tutors who have graduated! 

Breanna Hinckley

Breanna Hinckley, c/o 2017

B.A. Business Administration

Concentrations: Management and Marketing

Bryan White

Bryan White, c/o 2017

B.A. Business Administration

Concentration: Marketing

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Chloe Watts c/o 2018

Major: B.A. Liberal Studies 

Future career plans: I want to become an elementary school teacher.