Janet Mizrahi

Continuing Lecturer

Office Hours

Spring 2020 - Email

Office Location

Girvetz 1315


Janet Mizrahi teaches Journalistic Writing (107J), Writing for Public Relations (107P), Web Content (107WC), Business and Administrative Writing (107B), and Health Professions (109HP), as well as a course in the Science Communication track of the Professional Writing Minor, Science Communication for the Public (159B). Ms. Mizrahi writes a professional blog and reads contemporary fiction to excess.


M.A. 1977, UCLA, English

B.A. 1974, UC Berkeley, English 


I have been a professional writer for over 30 years and began teaching in 1997. I started my writing career as a journalist and wrote features, magazine articles, book reviews, and a medical column at the Los Angeles Daily News.

Later I worked in several other fields as a writer. In high tech, I was a marketing communications writer for a Santa Barbara software firm, Miramar Systems, and the managing editor for an e-commerce company whose focus was medical topics. I was in corporate communications for one of Tribune Company’s newspapers, where I wrote Strategic Plans, Operating Plans, Capital Appropriations Requests, Training Manuals, newsletters, and a Cable Television Franchise Proposal. I worked briefly in the film industry for companies including NBC, Viacom, Interscope, and others, for whom I wrote story analyses.

In addition to teaching, I am the primary writer for BizComBuzz http://bizcombuzz.com/ a blog geared to instructors of business communication. I have written three books on writing: Writing for Public Relations: A Practical Guide for Professionals; Web Content: A Writer's Guide; and Writing for the Workplace


Writing for Public Relations: A Practical Guide for Professionals. New York: Business Expert Press, 2016.

Web Content: A Writer's Guide. New York: Business Expert Press, 2013.

Writing for the Workplace: Business Communication for Professionals. New York: Business Expert Press, 2015.


107B, Business and Administrative Writing

107J, Journalism

107P, Public Relations

107WC, Web Content

109HP, Health Professions

159B, Science Communication for the Public (capstone class for Science Communication Professional Writing MInor)