Professional Writing (Minor)

Why study Professional Writing?

Professional writers are an important part of many businesses, industries, and public and private institutions. Today’s workplace relies on skilled writers for everything from ad copy to technical documentation to web content creation and management.

Professional writers work with knowledge specialists in many different fields and are able to create content in different formats and using a variety of platforms and tools. Professional writers understand a broad range of readers and know the best ways to communicate information to them in written, visual, digital, and oral media.

The Professional Writing minor is designed for students in any major. The program complements all degree programs and gives students tools and skills that are essential to today's work environment.

With a Minor in Professional Writing, you will know:

  • The contemporary conventions of English grammar, usage, style, punctuation and syntax
  • A range of editing skills, including copy-editing and structural editing
  • Strategies for effective communication for different audiences across various platforms
  • Strategies for different approaches to research, interviews, and content creation

Program details

This minor must be combined with a major, specialization or honours program.

  • Minor in Professional Writing (24 credits)

See full degree requirements in the undergraduate calendar.

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