Carolyn Gubala has a PhD in English with a focus on professional and technical communication. As a tech comm teacher and scholar, she is interested in field-wide programmatic and pedagogical studies. Before pursuing graduate studies, Carolyn worked in publishing for more than a decade, including seven years as a managing editor at a marketing and business news company in San Diego. She also has a vast and varied editing background gained from her writing and editing consultancy. Consulting projects include marketing content, book editing/indexes, recipe development, technical documents, procedures/instructions/user guides, grant writing, SEO editing, social media writing/editing, academic publishing, and user experience.
PhD, English (Rhetoric and Composition), University of South Florida
MA, Rhetoric & Writing Studies, San Diego State University
BA, Journalism (Public Relations), West Virginia University
Joseph Bentley Teaching Scholarship, University of South Florida, 2020
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of South Florida, 2020
Gubala, C., Larson, K., & Melonçon, L. (2020). Do Writing Errors Bother Professionals? An Analysis of the Most Bothersome Errors and How the Writer’s Ethos is Affected. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 34(3), 250-286. https://doi.org/10.1177/1050651920910205