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Welcome to Professional & Technical Writing

Photo: Graduate students Elizabeth and Chad work in The Writer's Studio.Students who study professional & technical writing like to mix writing with editing and document design. Each student brings experience and knowledge from the fields where they study and work. Students learn to recognize audience and user needs. They develop confidence in working with new tools and technologies, and students practice talking to others about documents in tactful and helpful ways.


Students take introductory and advanced courses in these areas:

  • Technical editing
  • Document design
  • Reports/proposals/grants writing
  • Communication for innovation and small businesses
  • Science Writing

Find Out More

To find out more about courses in professional writing or options for the concentration or minor, stop by the English Department Office, 304 Neville Hall to pick up some information, or contact:

Dr. Charlsye Smith Diaz
Phone: 207.581.3839