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Writers: the many different salaries…


As I discussed in this post, there are so many different ways to be a “writer.” Here are a few with the salaries that go along with them!

Author: Average: $53,000. This depends on the type of novel, publishing company, and success of the novel you write! Get writing!

Playwright: Average: $38,000. This depends heavily on success of your work and the city you live in. If you have a passion for this industry and you are talented, your chances of a higher salary are great!

Magazine writers: Average: $32,000-60,000. This varies with the type of writing you are doing, whether it is permanent, or freelance.

As I always say, nothing replaces the gratification of doing something you love! Don’t let money hold you back!


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The many options within publishing…

My previous post dealt with publishing as a career, but what many people don’t know is that there are so many different levels within a publishing company that are available.

Editorial is one of them. Within this department, the editors edit manuscripts, meet deadlines, and meet with authors. They often work a lot of overtime in order to finish reading through a manuscript and have meetings around the author’s schedules. However, if you find the right field to be an editor in, like science fiction, non fiction, or textbook information, you may be immersed in information that you love!

Not only do editors work for book publishing companies, nearly all companies require an editor, whether it is in law, science, business, and so many more. All businesses put out information that needs to be edited, whether that is in a newspaper, advertising, informational pamphlets, business handbooks, textbooks, websites, etc.

So, yes, jobs within book publishing may be limited, but if you enjoy correcting and reading other people’s work, the possibilities are endless!

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My Dream Career


With an English degree, a great career path to go into is publishing. There are an array of options like magazines, novels, textbooks, newspapers, pamphlets, advertising, etc. For me, I love to read and would love nothing more than to have a career at Scholastic Inc. If you enjoy magazines, there are countless topics and genres to choose from: architecture, fashion, gossip, science, art, and the list goes on and on. If you love sharing information through the written word, publishing could be for you!

Depending on the size of the company, publishers can copy edit, supervise the many different levels of publishing (graphic design, editing, writing, etc.), manage deadlines, meet with authors and agents, market… Basically, they are in charge. This career relies on communication, writing, reading, and leadership skills.

Publishing is popular in larger cities like New York City, Chicago, London, or San Francisco, but also can be found in smaller urban areas throughout the world. Local newspapers and magazines require a publisher, so don’t think you’ll have to pack up and move to a large city if that’s not what interests you!

The options are endless, so start looking for internships and find out if this is the career for you!

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