If you like writing, editing, and design, professional writing may be the field for you. Professional writers design content for business and industry using expert written and visual communication skills. They analyze communication situations and create documents that address the needs of their audience.
Interests Related to Professional Writing
Students who enjoy at least some of the following activities will likely succeed in the field of professional writing.
- Creative projects
- Designing and laying out documents
- Computers and software
- Working in teams
- Designing and creating content for webpages
In 2012, Technical communicators/writers ranked #45 on CNN’s best jobs in America with a 10 year growth rate of 17.2%. The 2010 median salary was $63,280. Cedarville’s professional writing students have obtained positions at such prestigious companies as IBM, Proctor and Gamble, and Nationwide Insurance.
The Professional Writing and Information Design major prepares students for positions in various professional writing positions. These positions include the following:
- Instructional designers
- Web content writers
- Documentation specialists
- Technical writers
- Usability and user experience specialists
- Marketing communication specialists
- Professional writers
Our professional writing faculty teaches students to use technology and creativity to write and design effective communication documents, all from a Christ-centered perspective.
Not only do our students learn skills in writing, design, project management, critical thinking, and creativity, they apply these skills in a variety of projects and professional interactions. Students also gain experience through client projects and internships. Students leave the professional writing program prepared to design content for many different mediums.
For full course descriptions, student testimonials, and stories from our graduates, see our student webpage.
Sample Four-Year Plan