Writing and Editing

Pictured here is a white desk with an open, blank journal, a cellphone, a yellow pencil, eye glasses, laptop, and a plant in the corner.

Job Description

Utilizing their advanced degrees in English, some of our graduate alumni secure careers as writers and editors in many distinct fields. Some of these alumni work as entrepreneurs offering their expertise in writing and editing, and others develop and edit content for various organizations.

For a sample of graduate alumni working as writers and editors, please see below. More information regarding each alumni's career can be found by clicking on the name of the individual.

For more information on exploring career options, including how to do informational interviews in careers of interest, see the Graduate College's Career Exploration page.


Graduate Alumni in Writing and Editing

Alumni Discipline at UIUC Job Title
Dana Carluccio Writing Studies Director, Science Writing and Communication at Rise Li and Associates

Brandon Jernigan


UX Designer and Writer, Research Square

Carrie Lamanna Writing Studies Writer, Editor, and Writing Coach
Nat Mesnard Creative Writing Published Writer and Game Designer; Visiting Faculty Member, Pratt Institute
Alexandra Paterson Literature Legislation Officer/Editor, Parliamentary Counsel Office
Chris Wiberg Creative Writing Senior Product Development Editor, American Academy of Pediatrics