Authors & Writers (5121)

Authors and writers plan, research and write books, scripts, storyboards, plays, essays, speeches, manuals, specifications and other non-journalistic articles for publication or presentation. They are employed by advertising agencies, governments, large corporations, private consulting firms, publishing firms, multimedia/new-media companies and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.  (National Occupational Classification)

This profile page also includes information about: Copywriters, Poets, Playwrights, Screenwriters, Game Writers, Lexicographers, Sports Writers and Food Critics.  Select links on the right menu to learn about Technical & Scientific Writers, Editors, Public Relations Officers and Journalists (incl. Sports Journalists).

Occupational Profile

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Education

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Faculty and Department Homepages
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Labour Market Information

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Resources

Professional Associations
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!

Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.

Job Boards
Search the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.

Other Links

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Date modified: December 15, 2017