Emphasis in Professional Writing

Complement any major with the ability to write like a pro

Good communication is important in all aspects of life, and in the professional world, the ability to write professionally is a must. Frostburg State University’s emphasis in Professional Writing makes a great companion to any field of study, boosting your skills in other areas with the ability to organize your ideas and share them effectively. Frostburg’s program boasts experienced professors and a wide variety of classes, so even with the plethora of styles and formats out there, your writing education will be fine-tuned to fit your professional ambitions. Experience how great writing skills can transform your education, your career outlook and your day-to-day life!

  • Develop your writing abilities to excel in any major or workplace, and if writing really strikes a chord with you, consider the professional writing concentration of FSU’s English major.
  • Add a valuable humanities skill to your degree in science, the arts, business or anything else.

Professional Writing Highlights

  • Build up great communication skills that will help you share your ideas and understand what others have to say.
  • Design your own writing education. The Professional Writing emphasis lets you pick from a collection of classes such as business, scientific and news & feature writing so you can shape your program to fit a particular field.
  • Gain real-world experience with the many opportunities to publish your work on campus and in the community.

About Our Professional Writing Faculty:

  • Learn from professors who have years of experience working as journalists, editors, novelists, technical writers and more.
  • Meet professional writers who actively publish works and contribute to their field beyond higher education.

Sample Professional Writing Courses:

Journalistic Writing – Introduction to the journalism industry, including citizen journalism. Effective, responsible and deadline-driven newsgathering, reporting and editing. Specialized demands of straight news, feature stories and the public-relations profession.

Editing and Production – Design, layout and editing techniques for professional publications. Reinforcement of copy editing and proofreading skills.

Applied Digital Writing – Introduction to writing within various digital genres of the Internet and other multimedia systems; use of multimedia tools in conjunction with writing; analysis of existing media online.

Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Professional Writing program

Career Outlook for Writing Professionals

Skillful writing is a valuable ability in any career, as all fields require good communication on some level. Applicants for writing-specific jobs who have experience and a collection of strong sample works will be in the best position for employment. Writers have a variety of career options open to them, including jobs in public relations, journalism and publishing or freelancing and publishing their own works, as well as a highly desirable skill set that can help them build careers in almost any industry. For more information, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ pages on Writers & Authors, Technical Writers and other Media and Communication Occupations.

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