Professional Writing Resources

Check out the following links and resources as you navigate the professional writing minor. Thanks to Sarah Spearman for putting together this great list!

Explore Professional Writing at UC Davis!

The professional writing minor offers a variety of exciting opportunities for students, but it can be hard to begin gathering important information to succeed in the minor. Delve into the resources below to learn about important deadlines and forms, securing internships, helpful writing support, and writing-related activities and internships.


General Information




On-Campus Writing Resources

  • The Writing Support Center. Visit the Writing Support Center and learn from a variety of experienced instructors. Services include tutoring, the Writing Studio, classes, and workshops. 
  • Aggie Grammar Guide (AGG). Refresh and practice your grammar skills with this online grammar guide provided by the Academic Assistance and Tutoring Center (AATC) at UC Davis.
  • Citation Style Guide. Learn about different citation styles and how to use them.


Get Involved!


Explore the Field of Professional Writing!

The field of professional writing includes a wide range of careers and writing specialities. Whether you are interested in technical editing, medical writing, or user experience (UX) writing, there are graduate programs and career opportunities that will allow you to pursue your passions. Professional associations in the field also provide support for writers and editors in different specialty areas.


Career Paths for Professional Writers

Visit the following pages to learn more about potential career paths in the professional writing field. 


Graduate School Opportunities

Explore the many options to study in a professional writing graduate program! Students will develop skills to be a flexible professional writer in a variety of fields, build networks, and advance their careers. Many graduate programs also offer students teaching assistantships, which generally come with free tuition and a stipend. 


Resumes and CVs

Craft an accurate and attractive resume that will highlight your skills and experiences. When searching for a job, resumes, CVs, and cover letters are among the first things employers will read about you, so it’s crucial to make a good first impression. The following advice and guides from UC Davis, OWL Purdue, and other universities will help clarify how to create a good and clear introduction from yourself to your future employers. 


Professional Associations

Stay connected with fellow writing professionals and remain updated about new developments in your field! There are numerous professional associations that support professionals as they progress in their writing/editing/communication careers. Many associations have annual conferences, publications/journals, and the chance to earn research grants.


Scholarships and Awards


Career Information Databases


Coming Soon

  • Professional Writing Minor Alumni Spotlights
  • Professional Writing Faculty Spotlights