Why Writing Works

Disciplinary Approaches to Composing Texts

Professional Writing & Communication: Disciplinary Perspective

by Dr. Teresa Henning

The field of professional writing is part of the larger field of rhetoric and composition. The field of rhetoric and composition can also be considered a sub-field that is part of either the big field of English or the big field of Speech Communication.

Professional organizations & networking

  • The Association for Business Communication (ABC)
  • The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
  • The Council of Writing Program Administrators
  • The Council for Programs in Technical and Professional Communication (CPTSC)
  • The Society for Technical Communication (STC)



Writing in Professional Writing and Communication

Reading in Professional Writing and Communication

Research in Professional Writing and Communication

Documentation in Professional Writing and Communication 


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