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If you enjoyed your high school English and literature courses, English could be your specialty. Businesses and industries sometimes require technical writing for instruction manuals, equipment manuals and scientific and technical materials. An English background is always a plus for any writing-related job, as well as teaching English.

Job outlook

Employment of writers and editors is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations as magazines and periodicals develop special interest publications. Demand for technical writers and writers with expertise in specialty areas, such as law, medicine, or economics, is expected to increase because of the continuing expansion of scientific and technical information and the need to communicate it to others.

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Teaching, journalism, communications, businesses, computers, law, broadcasting, advertising, marketing, public relations.

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Jose Amaya

Jose Amaya is the newest professor of English at Marshalltown Community College. He has led Humanities Iowa as well as diversity efforts for...

Jose Amaya is the newest professor of English at Marshalltown Community College. He has led Humanities Iowa as well as diversity efforts for Hy-Vee, Inc. and Rockwell Collins. He holds a PhD in English from UCLA and was a former faculty member at Iowa State University.

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Carolyn Briggs

Carolyn Briggs

Carolyn S. Briggs is Associate Professor of English at Marshalltown Community College. She holds a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writ...

Carolyn S. Briggs is Associate Professor of English at Marshalltown Community College. She holds a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas. She won the Heartland Short Fiction prize for her fiction in 1997. Her 2002 memoir This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost (BloomsburyUSA,...

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PJ Colbert

PJ Colbert

P.J. Colbert is a professor of English at Marshalltown Community College. She holds an MA in English Literature from Oklahoma State Universi...

P.J. Colbert is a professor of English at Marshalltown Community College. She holds an MA in English Literature from Oklahoma State University. Before coming to MCC, she worked as an editor of textbooks for vocational-technical schools and colleges.  In addition to her teaching duties, Professor Colbert has conducted training for area businesses in technical writing....

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