Technical Writing Spaces Now Available

  • Jun 14, 2024

The sixth volume of the Writing Spaces series is now available on the Clearinghouse, on the Writing Spaces website, and in print through Parlor Press. Technical Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 6, edited by Kirk St.Amant and Pavel Zemliansky, explores writing in technical and professional communication. Like earlier books in the series, it continues the tradition of covering a wide range of topics about writing. In each chapter, authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of technical and professional writing. Consequently, each essay functions as a standalone text that can easily complement other selected readings in technical and professional writing courses or in writing-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level.

The books in this independent series, which is co-published with and Parlor Press, present peer-reviewed collections of essays—all composed by teachers for students—with each volume freely available for download under a Creative Commons license. The Writing Spaces' mission is to build a library of quality open access texts for the writing classroom as an alternative to costly textbooks, and the series editors have partnered with the WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press to provide wide access to the books. Each series volume contains engaging essays from different writing teachers in the field and explores important topics about writing in a manner and style accessible both to teachers and students. 

You can download all volumes in the series at the Writing Spaces website (, Parlor Press website (, and here on the WAC Clearinghouse (