Professional Writing: Content, Purpose, and Audience

This foundational course introduces critical practices of professional writing, focusing on common professional documents across digital and traditional formats. Develop writing and editing skills, as well as the language to discuss writing and to advocate for strategic revisions. Explore style and rhetorical grammar, while evaluating corporate style guides and copyright responsibility issues. This course is part of the Certificate in Professional Writing  and the Certificate in Executive Business English and Global CommunicationIt may be taken to pursue the certificates, or as a standalone course.  Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts (PALA). Email sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

This course is delivered in an online, self-paced (asynchronous) format. The instructor interacts with students and facilitates group discussions within NYU’s online learning platform. There are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Practice writing and editing a range of common professional documents
  • Greater confidence in your own writing and editing skills

Ideal for

  • Midlevel professionals across industries
  • Writers seeking to build their professional portfolios

1 section

  • Spring 2023

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Spring 2023
    • Date

      Feb 27 - Apr 7
    • Day

      Self-Paced
    • Time

      Self-Paced
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      N/A
    • Faculty

      Lumia, Louise
    • Location

      Self-Paced