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Writers: the many different salaries…

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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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Technical Writing

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It may seem horrific for an English major to be unable to use metaphors, descriptive language, or character development, but some people enjoy just writing the facts. Technical writing is just that: being able to describe something in a clear and concise manner.

Technical writers are employed by almost every company that needs brochures, company descriptions, and basic company materials. They essentially work to make sure that the company they are writing for maintains professional in its publications. Technical writers also gather photographs, arrange and edit materials for publishing, confer with co-workers and customers in order to successfully publish the material.

It may be surprising, but the majority of their day is spent learning and educating themselves in the topic they are writing about. If they are incorrect in any way the company is in trouble. Writing is a small portion of their duties, because they first have to find what to write about and then actually publish it, while working with many departments and people to get it done.

This is a career that can be found anywhere and any place. If writing is your thing and enjoy learning and getting information across concisely, this may be the job for you!

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Journalism!

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Journalism is a very complex career… You have to be able to write, communicate, and research. Journalists have to conduct interviews, write on a deadline, fact-check information given to you by your sources, build contacts, and much more!

There are many different types of journalism paths you can pursue. Print, broadcast, and sports journalism, along with photojournalism. Many journalists need to be educated in photography, film, and writing, because the internet has evolved this industry into a multimedia trade.

Journalists need to be well-versed in social media practices because news is more prevalent and most viewed online with twitter and news sites. They also need to be unbiased (although there are some who break this rule) because their stories are going out to the world, which is made up of countless viewpoints and cultures.

If you love to write, this may be the career for you. It is a fast-paced environment and no two days are the same. Stories and headlines change every day!

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