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  1. What is Professional Writing? A Guide for Students by Perry Glasser

  2. All Writing - Process Object Message Writer Audience Different teaching theories focus on different aspects. Diagram adapted from A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers by Erika Lindemann

  3. Qualities of Professional Writers • Collaborative – professional writers work with subjects, primary sources and editors • Audience focused • Interdisciplinary thinkers • graphics and layout are part of the creative process

  4. Professional Writing Compared to: • Rhetoric – traditional composition, focuses on the Message • Persuasion and argument, or forms. • Writing in the Disciplines • Research for a social science or literature for examples • focuses on an agreed upon model of the world, the “Object” • Creative or Imaginative Writing • focuses on the Writer – “Write what you know.” • Professional Writing focuses on Audience

  5. Kinds of Professional Writing • Business Support Writing • Some business writing requires a specialized vocabulary: finance, education, etc. • Publishing • Literary journalism differs from reporting • Book publishing careers are built on editing and critical thinking skills • Electronic Media • PowerPoint • Desktop publishing • Web and Internet • Blogs, DVD, CDs – you name it

  6. Professional Writing Careers • Publishers – book and magazine editors, literary agents • Writers – freelance and staff writers • Corporate writers produce internal documents and external documents • Grants writers often work in the non-profit sector