Authors and Writers

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Career Description

Authors and writers plan, research and write books, scripts, storyboards, plays, essays, speeches, manuals, specifications and other non-journalistic articles for publication or presentation.

Duties May Include

Novelists, playwrights, script writers, poets and other creative writers conceive and write novels, plays, scripts, poetry and other material for publication or presentation and may conduct research to establish factual content and to obtain other necessary information.

Technical writers analyze material, such as specifications, notes and drawings, and write manuals, user guides and other documents to explain clearly and concisely the installation, operation and maintenance of software and electronic, mechanical and other equipment.

Copywriters study and determine selling features of products and services and write text for advertisements and commercials.

Authors and writers may specialize in a particular subject or type of writing.

Examples of Titles

Ad Writer
Copywriter
Creative Writer
Editor
Essayist
News Writer
Poet
Technical Writer
Writer

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Professional Writing Diploma
Scriptwriting (Graduate Certificate) Post-diploma
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
English - Rhetoric, Media and Professional Communication Bachelor; Honours
English - Rhetoric, Media and Professional Communication Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Creative Writing (BA) Bachelor
English and Creative Writing (BA) Bachelor; Honours
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University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
English Literature and Creative Writing Bachelor; Honours
English Literature and Creative Writing (Honours Combined Program) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on July 16, 2012