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Pursuing a business minor, or even a double-major in writing and business together, could be a clever way to learn the nuances of the business world and figure out ways to apply them to your writing. Although some employers look for a broad liberal arts background, most prefer to hire people with degrees in writing, communications, or English. Salaries for technical writers tend to be based on educational credentials and experience. Contrary to what you might expect, a writing degree it is not the same as an English degree, nor even as a journalism degree.
Other programs may focus on style, imagery, metaphor and setting a tone. Substantial numbers, mostly technical writers, work for computer software firms. If aiming to be a business writer, a bachelor's degree program in writing could be well-supplemented with added courses in business. If you're interested in the media, you can consider working as a reporter, editor, researcher, publisher or literary agent.
They may assist in layout work and oversee the creation of illustrations, photographs, diagrams and charts. They also need to write for members of the industry using the appropriate jargon, with the same ease, sophisticated vocabulary, and overall fluency that any communicator would have.
Publications Publication assistants work for publishing houses, reading and evaluating manuscripts submitted by freelance writers. Freelance writers earn from their articles, books, and less commonly, television and movie scripts. Other Writing Careers Novelists, creative writers, and poets are in limited demand, but for the talented few who do make it, it can be a very rewarding career. Most support themselves with income derived from other sources. Technical Writing Job opportunities should be best for technical writers and those with training in a specialized field.
The technical writer is a truly bilingual communicator. Certification is not required, but these organizations can offer valuable job listings, guest speakers to inspire and educate you, and news about what's going on in your profession. Some small publications hire freelance copyeditors as backup for staff editors or as additional help for special projects. Opportunities from newspapers, periodicals, book publishers and nonprofit organizations are expected to increase. Knowledge of a second language is helpful for some positions.
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