If you are spending a lot of time honing your writing skills, you might want to begin to earn from it. Of course, you might have done all this in the hopes of writing and publishing your own book, and that is perfectly normal. However, there is no reason why you should not profit from your skills in your full time job. While good writing skill is definitely one of the soft skills that is useful and must be required for every job, certain careers are excellent for those who are good writers. In such careers, you can actually feel you are putting your writing to good use like those below.
1. Advertising copywriter
An advertising copywriter requires two soft skills – excellent understanding of people so that they can effectively target the right demographic with their text, and excellent writing skills. The job involves writing catchy texts aimed at getting the attention of the customers and promotes a product or service for purchase or use. There are different advertising mediums, such as leaflets, printed ads, TV advertising scripts, radio jingles, packaging, billboards, catalogues, and so on. All of them require good writing skills. This is truly a profession where your creative writing skills can be used to the utmost and with immediate and lucrative returns.
Knowledge of good writing is essential for translators. It is true that you are not free to create the text from your own imagination and have to stick rigidly to the original text, but using the correct words at the right place in the translation is essential. If you are not allowed to be creative with your text, you have to very creative with your phrasing and choice of words in order not to be repetitive in the text. This is especially so in the field of literary translation, which has immense scope for writers. While most translation work falls in the legal and technical domains, there is a fair amount of literary translation work available as well.
Professional reviewers with integrity who can give honest opinions are in demand in almost every service-related field. Whether it is games reviews, food reviews, art reviews, travel reviews or even the quintessential book reviews that need to be written, it opens an entirely fresh world to you. You get to dine or travel or play games for free and then you get to write about it. It’s an interesting and fun job that not just takes you places but enables you to have new experiences. Being a reviewer also lets you express yourself in words and to demonstrate your writing skills effectively in ways that can be very satisfactory.
An editor’s job encompasses a wide range of activities and writing skill is a basic requirement. It stands to reason that if you don’t have the requisite writing skills, you really cannot be helping others writer better. An editor has to do research, conduct interviews, edit, proofread and write articles. They might also have to write social media copy and blog as well. In view of all this, an editor is one of the best jobs for a writer who wants to use their writing skill in their career. Editors can work for publishing houses and magazines, but nowadays, freelance editors are also able to make a mark. The flipside to this job is low pay, but you will have to balance this out with the joy of working in a profession that makes you happy.
Blogging = writing. What started off as a way of expressing personal thoughts online and sharing views on the internet, has now developed into a business and social awareness tool. Every company and every business, irrespective of their size, now has a blog. It doesn’t matter whether it is a nightclub or an automobile company; blogging has become a standard marketing practice. If you want to become a professional blogger, you have two choices. You can either opt for a full time job with one company where you might have to do other work as well as blog, or you can choose to become a freelance blogger, working for several clients. Whichever you choose, you can be assured that in this profession, your writing skills will definitely be valued and you will grow as a writer.
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[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/IMG_20141217_101736441.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Kavitha is a freelance content writer and French translator, and has been working in this field since 2008. She has degrees in computer applications and international business and has a background in business and international trade. She enjoys learning languages and is currently learning Japanese. Her interests vary from books and writing to travelling and history.[/author_info] [/author]