Writing for the Communications Professional (8 Weeks) (WCP101)

Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Monday 19:10-21:30
Start Date:
September 22nd
Ann Ebrecht
Students interested in taking this course are asked to submit a 300-word essay, by Friday, September 19th, on why the student is interested in WCP and how they feel this course would help them in the future. (This should be sent by e-mail to contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu or faxed to 03-5441-9811.)
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Course Details

This introductory course focuses on basic writing skills related to internal and external corporate communications, including reports and memos, branding, marketing, and advertising. Assignments and exercises will be designed to improve creative writing skills and will include advertising copy, press release, and report writing exercises. After taking this course, students will have the fundamental skills for thinking critically about and executing a variety of corporate communications. Surveys of U.S. business executives consistently reveal that effective writing skills are among the most valued employee qualities. Persons who might find this course valuable include anybody with an interest in improving the clarity and power of his or her writing across a variety of professional applications.


Ann Ebrecht

Ann Ebrecht has 25 years experience teaching a wide range of courses in business and professional writing. She has worked with major accounting, banking, aerospace, and petrochemical corporations. In addition to teaching custom-designed seminars for her clients, she has provided editing and writing services for them. She has also taught writing to government agencies, public utilities, and trade associations.

She formerly served as Director of the Professional Continuing Education Program at the University of New Orleans. There she marketed, developed, and managed all consulting services and non credit courses offered to the business community. During her directorship, she wrote numerous winning proposals which brought in several million dollars in revenue.

A Senior Fulbright Fellow in the former Yugoslavia, she has also served as a professor in Tulane University's Department of English and as a writing consultant for the university's graduate school of business. A native of New Orleans, Dr. Ebrecht has a Ph.D. in English from Tulane University.

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