About Us

Writing Commons is an encyclopedia for writers, speakers, and knowledge workers. Since 2012, we have published nearly 1000 original articles on topics of interest to writers, speakers, and knowledge workers. Since 2012, over 12 million students and teachers worldwide have used Writing Commons for help with their writing. Writing Commons serves as a reference guide and textbook for students in composition, professional and technical writing, workplace writing, business writing, fiction writing, and poetry writing courses. Beyond the classroom, Writing Commons is the go to source for professionals in workplace writing settings.

This is a visualization of the impact of Writing Commons I presented at an academic conference back in 2012.

Moxley, J. (2012)

What is Writing Commons?

Writing Commons is



Writing Commons hosts a robust international audience.

Writing Commons is used by students in a variety of undergraduate writing courses, including

We integrated Google Analytics into our site in 2012. Between 2012 and 10/6/22, 12,084,879 users consulted 21,397,648 pages.

Our readership tends to be fairly global. Below, for example, are usage analytics for 1/22 to 3/22.

Google Analytics for 1/22 to 3/22 by Country


We are a community of writers, teachers, and researchers who are passionate about helping students and aspiring writers. We are practitioners (aka scholars and teachers) in Writing Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field.

We publish original articles on matters of interest to writers, speakers, and knowledge workers across academic, professional, and business contexts.



Assistant Editor

Assistant Editor of Social Media

  • Alisha Karabinus
    Assistant Professor of Writing and Digital Studies, Grand Valley State University

Lead Copy Editors

  • Jennifer Burke Reifman
    PhD Candidate, UC Davis
  • Weijia Li
    Writing & Teaching Consultant, Bucknell University

Current Reviewers Editors*

*Note: For past editors and reviewers, see Project History & Acknowledgements

Kelli R. Gill
Graduate Student, Texas Christian University
Alexander Evans
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cincinnati
Lindsey Albracht
Lecturer and Co-Director of First Year Writing, Queens College, CUNY
Lauren Garskie
Assistant Professor and Writing Intensive Coordinator, Gannon University
Amber Kidd
Ph.D. Candidate, Case Western Reserve University
Meng-Hsien (Neal) Liu
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kathleen Turner Ledgerwood
Assistant Professor of English, Lincoln University
Walter Lucken IV
Ph.D. Candidate, Wayne State University
Flora de Tournay
Doctoral Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer, The Graduate Center, CUNY, Hunter College, and Queens College
Walker Smith
Lecturer, The University of Louisville
Keli Tucker
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gabrielle Stecher
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Teaching, Indiana University Bloomington
Joy Santee
Assistant Professor, University of Southern Indiana
Anthony DeGenaro
Assistant Professor of English, Ohio Dominican University
Kate Schnur
Adjunct Assistant Professor in English, CUNY Queens College
Katie Baker
Associate Professor of Writing, Rosemont College
Taylor Dickson
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Roberto Leon
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maryland College Park
Vanessa Cozza
Faculty, Washington State University, Tri-Cities
Farrah Goff
Adjunct Professor on English, CUNY Queens College
Callie Kostelich
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
Jun Akiyoshi
Assistant Teaching Professor, The Pennsylvania State University
Garrett J. Cummins
Senior Lecturer, Ohio State University
Michelle McMullin
Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
Aleksandra Swatek
Research Assistant Professor (NTT), Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań, Poland)
Heather Shearer
Teaching Professor (Writing), University of California, Santa Cruz


  • Joseph M. Moxley*

    *Writing Commons is an independent effort from Professor Moxley’s work at the University of South Florida (USF). Professor Moxley has received approval from USF to work on this project as an independent, outside activity. However, Writing Commons is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by USF.

Ownership and Publisher

Writing Commons is owned and published by Writing Commons LLC.

Articles on Writing Commons

  1. Heron, Josh. “Writing Commons: A Model for the Creation, Usability, and Evaluation of OERs.” Composition Forum 33, Spring 2016
  2. Academe Blog
    During the early days of Writing Commons, Moxley blogged about the project @ Academe.
  3. Moxley, J. (2013, June 17). Bending the cost curve on college textbooks. The Tampa Bay Times.  Retrieved from http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-bending-the-cost-curve-on-college-textbooks/2124156
  4. Moxley, J. (2013). Open textbook publishing. Academe, September/October 2013. 40-43. Retrieved from https://www.aaup.org/article/open-textbook-publishing#.XpHfUVNKhhE