The Business Writing Center, LLC

Business Writing Center faculty have been training business writers worldwide since 1997

The Business Writing Center was founded by professional trainers in business writing who wanted to provide companies, government agencies, and other organizations with high-quality business writing training not available in colleges of business. Since then, the school has expanded to offering 45 courses with students around the world.

Business Writing Center Faculty

Faculty members are experienced business writing trainers, with decades of experience in writing business documents, holding management positions in training, teaching business writing in colleges of business, and training business writers.

Director: Robert Craig Hogan, PhD

The director and senior instructor is Robert Craig Hogan, PhD


  • Director, the Business Writing Center

  • Professor of Business Communications, Illinois State University

  • Director, Softlink (contract writing company)

  • Manager of Communications, Bank Illinois Company

  • Senior Staff Writer, Applied Science Associates (consulting company)

  • Director of Adult Extension Studies, Wheaton College

  • Professor of Writing, University of Pittsburgh

  • Professor of Writing, Allegheny County College

    Articles and Papers in Teaching Writing

    Dr. Hogan's articles on the teaching of writing have appeared in the following publications:

  • College Composition and Communication

  • Ontario Universities Program for Instructional Development Newsletter

  • Proceedings of the National Conference on College Composition and Communication

  • Proceedings of the Midwest Regional Conference on English in the Two-Year College

  • Research in the Teaching of English

  • English Education
  • Experience

    Dr. Hogan has written for the following companies.

    User's Guides

    American Transtech
    BankIllinois Company
    Computer Teaching Corporation
    Funk Seeds International
    Illinois Farm Bureau
    Software Dynamics

    Training Materials

    Applied Science Associates
    AT&T Information Systems
    BankIllinois Company
    Chicago Medical School
    Country Companies Insurance
    Development Dimensions International
    McMaster University
    NCR Corporation
    Ontario Department of Labour
    Prevention First Incorporated
    School of Related Health Sciences
    University of Pittsburgh Extension Studies Program
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    U.S. Bureau of Mines
    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    USDA Cooperative Extension Service
    Wheaton College
    W.W. Grainger

    Marketing/Public Relations Pieces

    BankIllinois Company
    CH Publications
    Ft. Drum
    Singles Rendezvous
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    U.S. Air Force

    Multimedia Systems

    American Cyanamid
    BankIllinois Company
    Eli Lilly
    Ft. Knox
    Ft. Stewart
    JNL Insurance
    List Processing Corporation
    Medcom Systems
    Meridian Education Corporation
    OSF Health Care Systems
    Phoenix Publishing
    Sangamon County Republican Party
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Computer-Based Training

    AT&T Information Systems
    Country Companies
    Medcom Systems


    (monthly journal, book)
    CH Publications
    Sangamon County Republican Party
    (monthly newspaper)
    Singles Rendezvous
    (monthly newsletter, monthly magazine)

    Internet Systems

    Bulletin Board Systems


    Internet Page

    Starnet Publishers
    Magna Plastics
    Singles Rendezvous

    Books and Other Publications