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Professional Writing and Rhetoric: Readings from the Field
by Tim Peeples
Professional Writing and Rhetoric is a disciplinary reader that introduces students to professional writing by inviting them into conversations about the field by people in the field. Intended for undergraduates and entry-level masters students who are majoring, minoring, or getting certificates in professional writing studies, Professional Writing and Rhetoric is an e ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published December 7th 2002 by Pearson
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I read this book as part of a course at Chatham University. Peeples chose articles that are heavily influenced by academic writing, and the style is wholly unsuited to adult learning or practical business application. Articles in the book date back to 1988, making their content largely irrelevant to the study of modern professional communication. (Even articles that address the historical foundations of rhetoric are poorly articulated.) More accessible content is easily found elsewhere. I do not ...more