Talks, Workshops, & Presentations

Typically, the topics of my talks, workshops, and presentations fall into one of the categories below:

  • Workplace, professional, and/or technical writing
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Writing transfer
  • Creative nonfiction

Below is a small sample of past paper presentations, invited talks, and readings. For a more detailed list of past speaking events, please see my CV. To discuss a future speaking opportunity, please contact me at jessica@jessicamccaughey.com.

If you’re interested in writing help for your organization, you can contact me at jessica@jessicamccaughey.com.

“Assessing Reflective Writing”

(workshop)University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, May 2019

“Infant Feeding in the Margins: Tactical Technical Communication in Online Exclusive Breast Pumping Forums”

Feminisms and Rhetorics 2019: DIY Feminist Activism, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, November 2019

“A Different Kind of Community Outreach: George Washington University’s Professional Writing Training Program”

Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Conference , Baltimore, MD, July 2019

“Teaching Professional Writers in the Workplace”

as part of the “Teaching Writing at Specialized Institutions” roundtable at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Conference, Washington, DC, May 2019

“The Workplace as a Stage”

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Pittsburgh, PA, March 2019

“Model Employees: The Case for Shifting Away from Models and Towards Invention in Organizational Writing”

Council for Programs in Scientific and Technical Communication (CPSTC), Minneapolis, MN, October 2018

“Don’t Edit—Teach: Strategies for Mentoring Writers”

Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit, May 2016

“Visiting Writer”

Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, October 2017

“Blending the Old School with the New: Reflection in Online Internship-Related Courses”

National Society for Experiential Education Annual Conference, collaboration with Anne Scammon, GW’s Managing Director for Curricular and Strategic Initiatives, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 2015

“Fostering Transfer in (Almost) Authentic Situations: Professional Writing in the First-Year Composition Classroom”

CCCC, Tampa, FL, March 2015

“Writing with Feeling: Emotion Inside and Outside of the Classroom”

NCTE Annual Convention, Washington, DC, November 2014

“Emotional Truth, New Narratives, and Where We Draw the Accuracy Line: Interdisciplinary Student Work on Truth and Memory”

Story of Memory Conference, University of Roehampton, London, UK, September 2014

“Career Change: A Different Kind of Success”

The George Washington University’s Career Development Summer Institute, June 2012