Professional Portfolio

Welcome to my professional portfolio. The eight samples below demonstrate my writing skills across a variety of genres and product types in both professional and creative writing.

For more information about how and why I chose my samples, see my final reflection.


Business Writing

Sample #1: Claim Refusal

Introduction to Business Writing

Assignment:
Write a letter refusing a customer’s claim.

Draft

Revision

Reflection


Sample #2: Informative Email

Writing with Style (now Writing Well: Style)

Assignment:
Use the stylistic techniques learned in the course to revise an existing piece of your writing.

Draft

Revision

Reflection


Sample #3: Proposal

Report and Business Writing

Assignment:
Create a proposal for an improvement to your own workplace.

Draft

Revision

Reflection


Presentations and Public Speaking

Sample #4: Persuasive Presentation

Preparing Presentations

Assignment:
Write and deliver a short persuasive presentation.

Draft

Revision

Reflection


Academic Writing

Sample #5: Research Essay

Advanced Composition

Assignment:
Write a properly cited research paper on the topic of your choice.

Draft

Revision

Reflection


Journalism

Sample #6: Freelance Article Query

Freelance Writing: Introduction

Assignment:
Write a query for a freelance article.

Draft

Revision

Reflection


Creative Writing

Sample #7: Scene with Dialogue

Fiction: Crafting Dialogue

Assignment:
Revise a five page sample of dialogue from an existing project.

Draft

Revision

Reflection


Sample #8: Poetry

Fundamentals of Great Writing

Assignment:
Complete a self-directed writing project of your choice.

Draft

Revision

Reflection

 

 

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