Professional Writing Department
Why study Professional Writing at Taylor University? Because you get published…even as soon as your freshman year.
Choose the program that will bring you success. Remember this: Every student who completes a course with Dr. Hensley has a 100% chance of being published.Professional Writing majors graduate to become freelance writers, staff journalists, fiction authors, playwrights, public relations writers, screenwriters, editors, novelists, literary agents, and more. Students take courses in the Professional Writing, English and Media Communication departments. At the completion of your degree, you’ll have a full portfolio of published work and a completed practicum experience as a working writer. Click below to listen to Dr. Dennis Hensley, director of the Professional Writing program, discuss, "Why Professional Writing at Taylor?"
Professional Writing News
Devotions written by Taylor University students and their professor are featured in a newly-released one year devotional book titled The Spirit Calling: Awaken to the Sound of His Voice, published by Worthy Publishers, Nashville, Tenn. Among the 23 contributing authors who wrote the book are 11 students from Taylor’s professional writing program and their professor, Dr. Dennis E. Hensley.
Taylor University junior Kari Travis received the 2012 John Chamberlin Award for Excellence in Print Journalism at an Aug. 3 ceremony hosted by Georgetown University and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS).
Taylor University officials are set to welcome the largest incoming freshman class in school history. An expected 560 new students are set to arrive this weekend: 518 of them being freshmen and 42 additional transfer students.
Professional Writing Stories
When Taylor senior Drew Neuenschwander left for Colorado Springs to do an internship with Focus on the Family, he expected hard work, great fellowship, and an opportunity to grow in the field of communications. Two weeks after he was evacuated from the path of one of the nation’s worst wildfires, Neuenschwander says his faith has been challenged and stretched as well.