Public and Professional Writing

This book offers something quite new - an advanced textbook that considers professional writing as a negotiated process between writer and reader.

Author: A. Surma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230513891

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

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This book offers something quite new - an advanced textbook that considers professional writing as a negotiated process between writer and reader. Arguing that ethics, imagination and rhetoric are integral to professional writing praxis, the book encourages students to look critically at various writing practices in a range of contexts. A textbook for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in Linguistics, Communication, Journalism and Media Studies.

Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public and Professional Writing

In this important book, Surma combines threads from ethical, political, communications, sociological, feminist and discourse theories to explore the impact of writing in a range of contexts and illustrate the ways in which it can strengthen ...

Author: Anne Surma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137291318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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In this important book, Surma combines threads from ethical, political, communications, sociological, feminist and discourse theories to explore the impact of writing in a range of contexts and illustrate the ways in which it can strengthen social connections.

Professional and Public Writing

This book introduces readers and writers to the techniques of discourse analysis, genre theory, and primary (including ethnographic) and secondary research.

Author: Linda S. Coleman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0131838857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 321

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This book introduces readers and writers to the techniques of discourse analysis, genre theory, and primary (including ethnographic) and secondary research. It also engages learners in extensive practice and a sequence of increasingly complex and comprehensive “Writer's Profiles,” ending with a researched literature review and argument. Two casebooks offer illustrative and thematically-linked readings from a wide variety of public and professional sources. The bonk contains a broad-based sampling of academic writing, and professional and public genres—journal essays, fact sheets, newsletters, Web sites, and proposals. For individuals taking stock of their acquired personal skills and those required of professionals in the writing careers to which they aspire.

Academic and Professional Writing in an Age of Accountability

In her years as director of writing outreach, she's established and cultivated
enduring partnerships with the Ithaca school system and with the Public Service
Center. (My personal connection with the Cornell Prison Education Project is less
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Author: Shirley Wilson Logan

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9780809336913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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What current theoretical frameworks inform academic and professional writing? What does research tell us about the effectiveness of academic and professional writing programs? What do we know about existing best practices? What are the current guidelines and procedures in evaluating a program’s effectiveness? What are the possibilities in regard to future research and changes to best practices in these programs in an age of accountability? Editors Shirley Wilson Logan and Wayne H. Slater bring together leading scholars in rhetoric and composition to consider the history, trends, and future of academic and professional writing in higher education through the lens of these five central questions. The first two essays in the book provide a history of the academic and professional writing program at the University of Maryland. Subsequent essays explore successes and challenges in the establishment and development of writing programs at four other major institutions, identify the features of language that facilitate academic and professional communication, look at the ways digital practices in academic and professional writing have shaped how writers compose and respond to texts, and examine the role of assessment in curriculum and pedagogy. An afterword by distinguished rhetoric and composition scholars Jessica Enoch and Scott Wible offers perspectives on the future of academic and professional writing. This collection takes stock of the historical, rhetorical, linguistic, digital, and evaluative aspects of the teaching of writing in higher education. Among the critical issues addressed are how university writing programs were first established and what early challenges they faced, where writing programs were housed and who administered them, how the language backgrounds of composition students inform the way writing is taught, the ways in which current writing technologies create new digital environments, and how student learning and programmatic outcomes should be assessed.

Professional Writing

You will understand how to: • Analyse your audience and the requirements of a project, and plan your document • Research a topic successfully using both print and electronic sources • Present technical topics to non-specialist readers ...

Author: Sky Marsen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137309037

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

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At the cutting edge of successful business and technology ventures are individuals who can use writing effectively to persuade, sell, instruct and explain. Whatever your expertise, strong writing skills will increase your chances of professional success. How well prepared are you for the challenges of professional communication? This third edition - now with a new chapter on writing for the public - is a comprehensive and engaging guide to writing for business, industry and technology. Based on research in the field, it covers all the major writing needs of the workplace, preparing you to communicate effectively with management, clients, peers and the wider public. You will understand how to: • Analyse your audience and the requirements of a project, and plan your document • Research a topic successfully using both print and electronic sources • Present technical topics to non-specialist readers • Write and format business reports, proposals and magazine articles • Work collaboratively in teams • Edit your own and others' texts for style and grammar This book will build your expertise and increase your confidence as a professional communicator, through the explanation of communication principles, analysed examples, and practical activities.

Writing for Public Relations

This book contains the basic elements necessary for an individual with little marketing or public relations experience to write promotional materials including the news release, newsletter, brochure, web copy, and blog.

Author: Janet Mizrahi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1631573055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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This book contains the basic elements necessary for an individual with little marketing or public relations experience to write promotional materials including the news release, newsletter, brochure, web copy, and blog. Students studying business, marketing, public relations or communication as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs will find this easy-to-use, practical guide vital to their efforts to promote and inform various publics about their organization. Written by a seasoned professional, "Public Relations Writing" provides an overview of marketing writing style as well as step-by-step guides to the most commonly used marketing and PR genres that will make even the most timid writers confident that they have represented their organization's message in a concise, coherent and professional manner.

Public Opinion

write , act , or sing , that their efforts have to be condemned before paying tribates
of admiration to the great Pontiff , and we have ... One would have thought that
professional writers wonld welcome any attempt at elevating literature , or that of
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ISBN: NYPL:33433104831940

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Becoming a Public Relations Writer

Aimed at students of public relations, this second edition provides practical writing instruction for those preparing to enter the public relations profession.

Author: Ronald D. Smith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780805842609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Aimed at students of public relations, this second edition provides practical writing instruction for those preparing to enter the public relations profession. It uses a process approach to address a variety of writing formats and circumstances.

Public Policy Writing That Matters

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Author: David Chrisinger

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421422268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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"In a variety of disciplines, students and professionals need to be able to write public policy in a manner that inspires action and change. David Chrisinger, who teaches introduction to policy writing and research design to graduate students at the Bloomberg School, and around the country, offers a step-by-step guide to actually plan, organize, develop, write, and revise public policy. Public Policy Writing That Matters will help students and professionals overcome the default writing style to merely "explain" and teach them to write an effective piece of policy that includes complex data, clear messages, and, most importantly, has a significant impact. A nice blend of real examples from public health, education, social sciences, and environmental studies, including both good and bad writing, make the author's hands-on approach inviting and enjoyable for students and professionals. This practical, concise guide will not only aid students throughout graduate school but will also remain a reference they consult as they move through their professional careers in government, education, public health, public affairs, management, and social work. Since beginning this project, Chrisinger has also become a go-to consultant for congressional staffers and instructor of policy writing around the country. His successful approach to teaching is captured in this book"--

Professional Writing for Social Work Practice

This user-friendly guide to effective writing skills focuses specifically on the types of writing social work practitioners are required to do in everyday practice: writing for agency reports, client documentation, court letters, and grant ...

Author: Daniel Weisman, MSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826109279

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Many social work students today lack the basic writing skills they will need to practice effectively with clients. This user-friendly guide to effective writing skills focuses specifically on the types of writing social work practitioners are required to do in everyday practice: writing for agency reports, client documentation, court letters, and grant writing applications, among other documents. It includes abundant real-world examples drawn from all arenas of social work practice. The text helps students to understand and practice the basics of successful writing through the inclusion of actual forms and records that are customarily used in social work practice. It presents examples of strong writing and analyzes common writing errors. Each chapter contains examples of good and poor writing, and includes forms on which students can practice their new skills. The text also covers legal and ethical issues surrounding legal documentation and use of writing to influence policy and transmit research findings. Key Features: Helps students understand and practice the basics of good writing Focuses specifically on the types of writing they will need to do in social work practice Includes writing samples used in actual social work venues Provides samples of agency reports, intake forms, client progress notes, court documentation, and more

Writing Workplace Cultures

be shaped and sensed quite differently . The notions of “ private ” writing and “
public / professional ” writing will most certainly change , and though digitized
information and its flows will channel most of these changes , discourse will
remain at ...

Author: Jim Henry

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809323206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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In Writing Workplace Cultures: An Archaeology of Professional Writing, Jim Henry analyzes eighty-three workplace writing ethnographies composed over seven years in a variety of organizations. He views the findings as so many shards in an archaeology on professional writing at the beginning of the twenty-first century. These ethnographies were composed by either practicing or aspiring writers participating in a Master’s program in professional writing and editing. Henry solicited the writers' participation in "informed intersubjective research" focused on issues and questions of their own determination. Most writers studied their own workplace, composing "auto-ethnographies" that problematize these workplaces' local cultures even as they depict writing practices within them. Henry establishes links between current professional writing practices and composition instruction as both were shaped by national economic development and local postsecondary reorganization throughout the twentieth century. He insists that if we accept basic principles of social constructionism, the text demonstrates ways in which writers "write" workplace cultures to produce goods and services whose effects go far beyond the immediate needs of its clients.

Writing Public Policy

Designed to help students, practitioners, and other "doers" understand and perform common types of communication used in solving public problems, the book introduces the institutional democratic process in the U.S. and explains the ...

Author: Catherine Findley Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015060610436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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Writing Public Policy is a hands-on, concise guide to writing and communicating in public policy processes. Designed to help students, practitioners, and other "doers" understand and perform common types of communication used in solving public problems, the book introduces the institutional democratic process in the U.S. and explains the standards and functions of communicating in the public sector. Coverage includes: * A general method for planning, composing, and assessing communications in a variety of real-life contexts and situations * Specific instructions for writing and speaking in public policy processes * Scenarios that illustrate the complexity in policy processes, highlighting their diversity of contexts--including state agencies and local boards, non-profit organizations, federal government committees, special interest groups, and professional associations--the variety of actors involved, and the range of communication types produced * Commentary relating the scenarios and examples to the general method * Checklists of expected standards to enable communicators to assess their products Highly practical and accessible, Writing Public Policy demonstrates the skills and techniques needed to effectively communicate in the democratic process of making public policy. Ideal for courses in public policy studies, civic writing, and technical/business/legal writing, it is also an invaluable resource for practitioners--and students preparing for careers--in public policy, politics, government, public relations, law, journalism, social work, public health, or in any area concerned with public affairs.

Essential History for Public Administration

... but as a generalization the network environment requires considerable
management skill on the part of the public professional. Writing from the
perspective of the relationship between public agency professionals and the
people they serve, ...

Author: Richard C. Box

Publisher: Melvin & Leigh, Publishers

ISBN: 9780999235911

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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Essential History for Public Administration offers public affairs faculty and students a concise introduction to crucial elements of American history, creating a foundation for stronger discussion of current conditions in governance and management. It is designed as a brief supplemental text for use in public affairs courses rather than as a replacement for core assigned readings. The premise of the book is that enhanced knowledge of the history of the public sector can help students of public affairs design and manage successful programs.

How to Write about Economics and Public Policy

This book would be equally effective as a classroom text or a self-study resource.

Author: Katerina Petchko

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128130117

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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How to Write about Economics and Public Policy is designed to guide graduate students through conducting, and writing about, research on a wide range of topics in public policy and economics. This guidance is based upon the actual writing practices of professional researchers in these fields and it will appeal to practitioners and students in disciplinary areas such as international economics, macroeconomics, development economics, public finance, policy studies, policy analysis, and public administration. Supported by real examples from professional and student writers, the book helps students understand what is expected of writers in their field and guides them through choosing a topic for research to writing each section of the paper. This book would be equally effective as a classroom text or a self-study resource. Teaches students how to write about qualitative and quantitative research in public policy and economics in a way that is suitable for academic consumption and that can drive public policy debates Uses the genre-based approach to writing to teach discipline-appropriate ways of framing problems, designing studies, and writing and structuring content Includes authentic examples written by students and international researchers from various sub-disciplines of economics and public policy Contains strategies and suggestions for textual analysis of research samples to give students an opportunity to practice key points explained in the book Is based on a comprehensive analysis of a research corpus containing 400+ research articles in various areas of public policy and economics

Effective Business Writing

( signature ) Occasionally a firm will write a letter to the members of the
community or to a selected group of the general public ( newspaper editors ,
teachers , other professional groups ) to explain company policy or the company
point of view ...

Author: Cecil Brown Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951T00256619S

Category: Commercial correspondence

Page: 634

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Lectures on Revolutionary America

Wilkes was a public professional politician . He wrote and spoke to and for an
audience of English electors , just as Johnson was a public and professional
writer , writing to and for a nation of English readers . These are new careers in
the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112063337684

Category: United States

Page: 207

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Handbook for Public Relations Writing

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BUSINESS BOOKS Contact: 4255 West Touhy Avenue Lincolnwood, IL 60646-
1975 800-323-4900 (in Illinois, 708-679-5500) ESSENTIALS OF MEDIA
PLANNING.

Author: Thomas Bivins

Publisher: N T C Business Books

ISBN: IND:30000039909969

Category: Public relations

Page: 340

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Editor Publisher International Year Book 2002

SEQUENCES : Advertising , Journalism , Professional Writing , Public Relations ,
Broadcasting and Electronic Media . FACILITIES : AP , FM , CATV , CN , ComR ,
DR , JM , PRA , VDT . DEGREES : BAJ , MA OREGON LINFIELD COLLEGE 900
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ISBN: 1930732120

Category: Journalism

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