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Introduction Statement

I’ll talk more about how new I am in the field of technical communication and rhetoric in my bio; here, I’d like to share my areas of interest and previous work I’ve done.

Areas of Interest
Just in the first week of school, my interests have grown – deeper and wider. At this moment, I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing because my brain is in constant motion. The following are areas I’m currently interested in:

I can’t begin to state where I found the following ideas because I’ve been reading so much lately, but when I read these, they struck a chord with me, too:

Previous Work
During the last eight years of my life, I’ve worked within three areas: education (teacher) and literature (editor and author).

I’ve worked as a teacher (instructor, English specialist, lecturer, graduate teacher) of freshman composition, developmental writing, and mass communication courses, such as Introduction of Mass Communication, Writing for the Media, and Writing for Radio and Television.

I’ve worked (and currently work) as an editor. I edit mostly creative works – novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry, and screenplays.

I’ve worked (and currently work) as an author. In the past, I’ve written (and have had published) commercial fiction. I have also contributed to the creation of three academic textbooks on freshman composition that are currently being used at the university I formerly worked for.

For fun…and to brand myself as someone who knows about writing, I run several blogs that feature writers and I have several online sites that run my articles on the craft of writing.

Expertise in Technical Communication
I’m sure I have more expertise than I think I do. Having said that, I don’t think I have much experience at all.



1. Cat39 - September 18, 2009

Chanel (I love your name and hope I’m spelling it right)- Your site really resonates with me. Thank you so much for sharing it with me. I didn’t turn in my assignment because I really didn’t know what he wanted. Seeing your site has helped me figure it out. Writing is my weakness and one reason I am taking courses in Tech Comm.

Thanks again,


Shon - September 21, 2009

It’s Shonell, but that’s OK. Everyone misspells it the perfume way, LOL

And no prob; I hope you got through the assignment OK. 🙂

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