I'm an associate professor in writing at The University of Queensland, where I teach in the award-wining post-graduate program in Writing, Editing, and Publishing that I designed and established in 2000. I have also taught writing and speech communication at the Queensland University of Technology and at Cornell University. I edited the Australian Journal of Communication from 1988-2013 and co-wrote The Professional Writing Guide: Writing Well and Knowing Why with Marsha Durham and Professional Communication: Principles and Applications with Peter Putnis. Allen and Unwin recently published my latest book, How Writing Works: A Field Guide to Effective Writing. I have presented writing and editing workshops in London, New York, and Hong Kong, as well as in Australia, and consult on corporate writing to international organisations.