Nonfiction Writing as a Career - View the video

Moira Urich

Moira Urich
Freelance Writer & Dir. of Communications
Community Shares of Wisconsin

612 W Main St # 200
Madison, WI 53703

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Marketing

Moira Urich has a BA in English, studied in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and has nearly 25 years of experience as a writer. She specializes in two different types of nonfiction writing: medical writing, and writing for nonprofit organizations. The disparate types of writing require different approaches in tone and style, and thus they offer a great deal of variety in daily work. Currently she works as the Director of Marketing and Communications at Community Shares of Wisconsin (a nonprofit organization) while also maintaining a medical writing business as a freelancer (working for universities as well as Fortune 100 companies). She is a current or former member of Women in Communications, the American Marketing Association, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

You like writing, but can you make a living with it? The answer is yes, and Moira will help students assess whether nonfiction writing is a good career choice for them. She'll offer suggestions about various paths emerging writers could take when getting into the job market. Having focused in two distinct areas of writing—medical and health issues, as well as writing for nonprofit organizations—she will also explain how and why writers choose various specialties in their career. (Running Time 25:36)