If you are a writer, there is a world of opportunities outside of being an author.
Perspectives are slowly changing, and the so-called unconventional professions are slowly being recognized. If being a writer has been on your mind for a while now, Lifology.com proposes you to consider the below:
- Journalist: If you love writing and news, then don’t think twice before you choose this profession. You can be a reporter, an editor, a producer, a video editor, a social media producer, etc, depending on your interest and skills. And with the social media scene, this profession is gathering more and more limelight.
- Freelance writer/ journalist: A freelancer is someone who doesn’t have a commitment with one company but can choose to write for various publications at the same time. It’s one of the jobs that gives you the freedom to write across different genres without being stuck in a 9-5 cycle. You will be your own boss.
- Copy editor: If you have been termed a grammar nerd, then this role is your calling. This job literally requires you to find mistakes and correct them, what better way to assert your knowledge! When writers submit articles, copy-editors check them thoroughly before passing it on for publishing. Hence, this is a very important and meticulous job; language skill will be of utmost importance.
- Copywriter: Have you read those catchy and smart advertisements, and thought who came up with those? The answer is: A copywriter. This job gives you the perfect balance of being creative and practical. And, your work will be read/ seen by millions!
- Scriptwriter: If you love watching TV series and films, and have always dreamt of writing something for the cameras, then look no further than this occupation. Scriptwriters are the backbones of production houses. They conceptualize the film. A good movie can’t be made without a good script. In short, you just don’t write for the film, you create it by coordinating with the team.
- Content writer: A content writer doesn’t just write articles but creates content for brochures, posters, campaigns, launches, website content and many other exciting opportunities at a company or many businesses if you decide to freelance.
- Technical writer: Technology is something that excites you but you don’t want to explore a career in engineering, medicine or other technical fields? You can still be part of the industry by developing technical communication related to these fields. As a technical writer your primary responsibility is to breakdown complex technical information into easy to follow content. You will create content for technical or occupational communication like user manuals and admin guides for softwares, how-to documents for products and installations, medical equipment as well as instructional videos and embedded online help across products.
The above-listed options are only a few from the plethora of opportunities out there. There is something for everyone in the writing world. And in this ever-connected world where you always read, watch or listen to content on the go, good content will always be valued high. If you are someone who can create or refine that content, you will always be on high demand.