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Journalist

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Elizabeth Casey

on 4 March 2014

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Wages vary, between $117,860 and $27,770.
The lowest 10% make about $27,770, and the top 10% make about $117,860.
The median annual wage is around $55,940 for most writers.
Earnings
Nature of Work
Choose and research topics to write about.
Write, revise and rewrite their material.
Prepare their work for publication.
Find a publisher.
Discus further revisions with an editor.
Attend book launchers and publicity events.
Give public readings.
Run writing classes.
Working Conditions
Writers and authors work in an office, at home, or wherever else they can access a computer.
Jobs are somewhat concentrated in major media and entertainment markets.
They can work the hours that suits them best.
Work wherever it suits them, such as an office, library, or a home.
Education
Most full time authors, and writers have a bachelor's degree.
Although, you will also need a degree in the following:
Degree in English
Degree in Journalism
Degree in Communications.
Journalist
Job Outlook
3 Percent from 2012 to 2022.
Personal Skills
Writing skills.
Knowledge of different writing styles.
Knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and spelling.
Knowledge of the topics they write about.
Creative mind.
Able to write under pressure.
Able to meet dead lines.
Personal Reasons
I have always had a passion for writing since i was younger such as; Stories, and poems.
I've taken a few writing skills courses over summer to get better at writing.
One of these times i would love to actually get one of my poems published, or actually write a book and get it published and sold.
My erg to write, started when i was bout 10 when my mom would tell me my bedtime story and i always wanted to write it down, and actually publish it into a book for other parents to read to their children.
Resources
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/writers-and-authors.htm#tab-6
http://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs/writing-and-publishing/author/about-the-job
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