Who We Are:

Development of this Web Site was initially funded by the Kennesaw State University Faculty Development and Awards 2001-2002 Incentive Grant for Engaged Teaching, Scholarship, and Service Program, awarded in the Fall 2000 to Dr. Margaret B.Walters and Dr. Susan M. Hunter for a "Careers in Writing Network." Dr. Walters, the Webmaster of this site, is an Assistant Professor of English at Kennesaw State University and teaches undergraduate writing courses, as well as graduate courses in applied writing and composition and rhetoric in the MAPW Program. Dr. Hunter is the former Director of the Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) Program at Kennesaw State University; she is now the Head of The Department of Language and Literature at Clayton State University. The two women continue to collaborate on scholarly research projects.

Purpose of This Web Site:
This Web Site is part of a larger project, the creation of a Careers in Writing Network that aims to tie together a careers in writing Web site, a mentoring program, and further course development. The information you find here is intended to show you:

  • The many and varied writing career options that exist
  • How to target the kind of writing job you want
    • In traditional writing career paths
    • As a freelance writer
  • How to developing your résumé and writing portfolio
  • What kinds of writing professional writers do
  • Resources for finding writing jobs and where to go for more information


We wish to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of those who have helped design, build, and maintain this Web site. Without them, this project would not have been possible.

  • Jeff Golden was the fall 2002 Master of Arts in Professional Writing Graduate Research Assistant charged with creating and maintaining Kennesaw State University’s Careers in Writing Network Web site. Jeff successfully built, loaded, and maintained the easily navigated, 45-page Careers in Writing Web site, launched in 2002.
  • Denise McAllister, also a graduate of the MAPW program, was the first intern who updated and streamlined the second version of the Web site in the spring of 2003. Denise is a freelance writer now living in North Carolina.
  • Mandy McGrew, an undergraduate history major, was the fall 2003 intern charged with further maintenance and adding descriptions to the Web site links. Mandy graduated from KSU in 2004.
  • Heather Ayers, who graduated from the MAPW program in 2005, re-designed the Web site to give it a fresh look and feel in 2004. Heather works in Cartersville, Georgia.

Privacy Statement:
We respect your privacy and will not release any information sent to us in any way. Information sent by email will be strictly used for improving the usefulness of this Web site.