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This is the companion website for the fourth edition of Becoming a Public Relations Writer by Ronald D. Smith. Using straightforward, no-nonsense language, realistic examples, easy-to-follow steps and practical exercises, this textbook introduces the various formats and styles of writing you will encounter as a public relations practitioner.

To foster an interactive environment within the classroom, both between the student and the instructor and among the students themselves, this companion website offers an array of additional resources:

Student Resources

  • Frequent Writing Problems (and How to Fix Them) 
  • Ethics Codes
  • Careers in Public Relations
  • Professional Organizations

Instructor Resources

  • Chapter Overviews
  • Pedagogical Overview
  • Test Bank
  • Sample Critiques and Student Feedback
  • Sample Syllabus 
  • Signs for Classroom Use