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Master's Programs

  • World Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
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    What is Professional Writing & Editing?

    Professional writers work in a variety of corporate and educational settings, including scientific and engineering firms, nonprofit and government organizations, colleges and universities, hospitals and clinical environments, as well as law firms. They do more, though, than simply translate complex, technical information into easy-to-read prose.

    Professional writers bring a variety of skills to workplace settings, from designing print and digital documents and managing large-scale writing projects to collaborating with co-workers in other professions on grants or proposals. Professional writers can assess the information needs of audiences from different languages and cultural backgrounds, and analyze how written texts circulate through the organizations in which they work.

    In short, professional writers possess the critical, rhetorical, and technical knowledge necessary to produce successful and effective communications.

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