Written, designed, and published by students, MEMORANDUM serves as the official newsletter for UAB’s Professional Writing Program & MA program in Rhetorical and Composition.

Volume 6 Issue 1 Now Available

Volume 6 Issue 1

In this issue, the contributors continue to ask: What is professional writing and what do professional writers actually do? In an attempt to provide some answers, the contributors explored the artistic side of professional writing, the pros and cons of content mills, propaganda, the makers movement at UAB, how to become a global professional writer, and how creative writers use professional writing. Also included is an interview with alum Emily (Em) Wiginton, who describes how UAB’s Professional Writing Program helped make the post-graduation transition a little easier and impacts the work she does for the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research Evidence in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Now in its Sixth year, this publication would not be possible without the continued support of the UAB English Department. However, this publication would not exist without the hard work and dedication of the contributors. Anyone who has worked on the publication can tell you that it is a stressful experience . To those of you who worked on this issue, I say “Well Done.” You have put together a wonderful contribution to our program and you should be proud of your work. As I always say, “Thank you for playing along and for trusting in the process.”

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