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Questions about getting work as a writer, or about using effective writing when applying for work.

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Occupational Hazards to being a Full-Time Writer

Every now and again I think to myself how nice it would be to give up my staid life as a Software Developer and start an exciting new career as a Novelist. But then I think to myself that there are ...
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How many people are writing novels?

A YouGov survey shows that 60% of British men an women would like to become an author. 81% of Americans feel they have a book in them. But how many people do actually set out to write a novel? ...
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Writing as a second job [closed]

A lot of people here aren't professional writers, but write in their own free time or for their own pleasure. It's not uncommon, though, wanting (or dreaming) to make "something more" out of it, ...
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Is it appropriate to use an emoticon in reminder email to a potential employer?

A potential employer promised me a response but hasn't sent one yet, and I'd like to follow up by email. It's a potential job opportunity, and it'd be detrimental to sound too hasty or pushy. I was ...
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Why is getting a job in journalism so difficult without a degree?

I've asked dozens and dozens of people similar questions, but I am interested to hear the response from SE. At the time of the 20th century, a time with some of the greatest journalists and golden ...
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How can I improve the effectiveness of my examples to grab the recruiters attention?

I am in the process of answering the question please indicate any leadership roles you have held for a particular job application but still feel as if my replies lack a certain crispness and flow. So ...
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What is the better job for an English major: copy-editor or editor in chief?

I am a recent college graduate with a Bachelor's degree in English. I have been asked to join a new startup online magazine as an editor. I have the choice to be either a Copy-Editor or Editor in ...
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How to ask about the details of a job without making it sound like the employer is the one who needs you?

I was offered a job the other day (verbally) but I was not provided with a lot of details and, since I am a minor, my dad is the one who has to email my employer about whether or not I am going to ...
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Sample Script Submission

A job opening for a video game appeared and I was asked to submit a sample script. Ideally a video game one, but film also works. What should I submit? A random passage from a script I wrote, a short ...
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How to refer to complex job titles in cover letters?

Sometimes job listings use slashes and hyphens in the title of the job to specify specialties or other job characteristics. For instance, here are two listings on stack exchange: Data Scientist - ...
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How much to charge for a blog post in the UK?

I have a client who is based in London who wants between 500-1000 word blog post written each week. How, much should I charge? The blog post will have a few images in it. The quality should be high ...
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How does one break into journalism? [duplicate]

Let's say I have no relevant degree or experience and am a recent graduate. What steps can I take to break into the industry?
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What jobs or professions involve writing?

I'm looking for a job that involves writing and pays well. What should I look for?
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What are jobs that prefer or require MFAs in Creative Writing?

Other than getting adjunct work with your shiny new MFA, what other professions like them? (I'm gainfully employed, and while I think my MFA helps me, it is in not appreciated by my employer in any ...
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How can I get a technical writing job for software apps without a degree? [duplicate]

I have no degree and I cannot afford to have one, however, I would really love to get into technical writing because I love writing and I am interested in web and software development. Right now, I am ...
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How hard would it be to find writing jobs with an English degree?

I would love to work as a technical writer, copy editor, journalist, or whatever--as long as it's related to writing. I would especially love to freelance and complete contracts every day. So, I've ...
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How do you get into screenwriting?

If you want to publish short fiction, you send it out to magazines. If you want to publish a novel, you send it to literary agencies. But what if you want to sell a screenplay? Who do you talk to?
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Where do I fit in the future of publishing? [closed]

So I'm at that awful point in life where I've graduated college, painfully unemployed and no real direction in life. Trying to get it together currently. Computers, code, software, apps, web, ...
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What does an internship for freelance writing entail?

Recently, I had a terrific interview with a company based in L. A. that promotes events and recommends fun things to do. I don't know if they will offer me an internship, but if they do, what would my ...