College of Letters & Sciences
Professional Writing Publishing Certificate

Professional Writing and Publishing

The PWP certificate supports students who wish to deepen their written communication skills or pursue aspects of their fields that value and depend on strategic writing abilities.

This 4-course certificate includes an introduction to context-based writing practices, grammar and style courses for deep and applied language awareness, and a writing- or editing-intensive elective that supports your specific field(s) of interest. 

PWP Certificate Requirements

Core (3 courses/9 cr)

  • English 230: Foundations of Professional Writing and Editing
  • English 362: Grammar of Standard Written English
  • English 364: Style: Principles and Practices

Elective (1 course/3 cr)

  • English 272: Critical Writing in Multimedia Contexts
  • English 330: Manuscript Editing
  • English 332: Writing for the Web
  • English 366: Topics in Professional Writing (rotating topics)
  • English 371: Writing in the Sciences
  • English 372: Technical Writing
  • English 430: Publication Development
  • English 435: Grant/Proposal Writing

Contact Information

Janine Tobeck
Associate Professor
Department of Languages & Literatures 
Phone: (262) 472-5039
Office: Laurentide 3215