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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Writer field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33949OwnerMale53 $500,000Ellijay, GA01/01/2010
33656Travel WriterFemale34 $126,000LEES SUMMIT, MO01/01/2010
33522Publisher/WriterFemale34 $75,000Houston, TX01/01/2010
33224Freelance WriterFemale23 $12,000Roanoke Rapids, NC01/01/2010
33000Creative GeniusFemale38 $12,000GRAY, NY01/01/2010

Overview

Pursuing a career as a writer is one of the most versatile options available. Writing is an important part of every industry, all across the world. If you love to write and have the talent, the opportunities are endless.

If you are interested in working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, writers are imperative for films, television shows, and radio programs. If you prefer to work on intellectual pieces, then you may want to consider writing for textbooks, research facilities, or other professional institutions. If you like variety and would prefer to write about a little bit of everything, then a career as a freelance copywriter may be for you.

Not only do the industries and subject matters vary greatly, but the work environments differ as well. Some writers work for agencies and organizations. This means that their writing workload remains pretty stable, as well as their salary. If the idea of having more flexibility is appealing to you, then working as a freelance writer is another option. You may have to work a little harder to find projects and clients, but you have the freedom to work when and where you want.

To learn more about what the life of a writer looks like and explore some of the different opportunities available, check out the career profiles below. We interviewed professional writers to get the inside scoop on this career path.


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