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Professional Writing Concentration

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Career Opportunities

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Layout
  • Public Relations
  • Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree, English Major

See also English and English Education

Learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively

Written words reach more audiences than any other form of communication. Books, newspapers, journals, magazines, websites, and countless other mediums reach millions of people every day, making Christian writers more needed now than at any other time in history.

For those interested in writing, PCC’s commercial writing concentration provides advanced grammar and writing courses that train students to use written words effectively. Building upon foundational skills in grammar, usage, and diction, students learn how to edit and hone their writing to communicate clearly in both Christian and secular writing settings.

The commercial writing concentration helps students develop and refine journalistic, advertising, technical, and creative writing skills while grasping the fundamentals of layout and design. With this broad training, graduates are valuable to a variety of employers and have the expertise to specialize in any of those areas.

Students gain practical commercial writing experience through an internship, various campus publications, and other publishing opportunities, giving them insight into a variety of careers options.

View highlights from the 24th edition of <em>Fountains—A PCC Student Publication</em>

Graduate Perspective

“I thrive on the variety of work I have. I have interviewed millionaires, written website copy for a retail store, created a voiceover script for a video presented to Louisiana’s top government officials, written feature articles, crafted a company’s monthly e-newsletter articles, written a corporate brochure, interviewed legends in the equine world, and much more.” Heather Loveridge (’01 grad)
Freelance/contract writer (GA)

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