The Professional Writing Program (PWP)
Committed to Student Success Beyond the Classroom

Professional Writing courses teach the research, analysis, writing, and language skills that students will need in their lives beyond the classroom.

Video: What is Professional Writing

The Professional Writing Program has been recognized by the Maryland State Department of Higher Education as one of Maryland's "Most Innovative Educational Programs."

Professional Writing Group: Training, editing, document design for organizations, including one-on-one mentoring for key personnel.

NEW BOOKS:

Lucky That Way: Rediscovering My Father's World (University of Missouri Press, 2014) by Pamela Gerhardt, PWP Lecturer

Shaping Language Policy in the U.S.: The Role of Composition Studies(Southern Illinois University Press, 2013) by Scott Wible, Director of the Professional Writing Program. 

PWP lecturer Danuta Hinc was interviewed about her novel, "To Kill the Other," by Eva Kapitan on a literary blog, "Authors of the Roundtable" on February 5th, 2014.

Winners of PWP 2013 Writing Contest announced.

New Professional Writing Course: ENGL398B: Writing for Social Entrepreneurship

PWP's Rebecca Ritzel is a regular contributor to the Washington Post's Style section. Read her feature on Trio Galilei: Music to the ears of wounded veterans recuperating at Walter Reed

New Undergraduate Course: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Training Course.

Professional Writing Program Awarded Blended Learning Grant

Student Testimonials document value of PWP experience.

PWP Instructor Pamela Gerhardt publishes in The Washington Post: Assisted living facilities may be wise to appeal more to men

The Professional Writing Program is part of the Department of English. Questions about PWP courses or services? Contact the Webmaster.

For additional help with your writing, contact the Writing Center.

Writing-Related Panel for Law School Applicants

In September 2011, several law school admissions officers joined University of Maryland faculty and staff for a roundtable discussion on writing personal statements for law school applications. Videos of the program, which was cosponsored by the English Department’s Professional Writing Program, can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Video:Panel Discussion: Writing the Personal Statement for Law School

Video:Q&A: Writing the Personal Statement for Law School

Professional Writing Group: Training, editing, document design for organizations, including one-on-one mentoring for key personnel. We identify your specific goals and tailor cost-effective solutions.