Professional Writing in the Department of English


The Professional Writing program provides many opportunities for students interested in technical communication. We offer courses in the practice and theory of professional and technical writing, courses in professional writing research, and courses that introduce students to industry professionals.

Many students serve internships in writing, editing, document design, or training. Graduates go on to careers in software and hardware documentation, web design, publishing, editing, corporate training, community affairs, public relations, and more.

What is Professional Writing?

Professional writing is often referred to as technical communication. It’s a form of writing found in business, organizations, and government. Examples include: brochures, instructions, medical communication, newsletters, online help, presentations, press releases, product descriptions, proposals, reports, surveys, user manuals, websites, and white papers.

For more information, contact the Professional Writing program by phone 815-753-0611 or email