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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.
ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33949 Owner Male 53 $500,000 Ellijay, GA 01/01/2010
33656 Travel Writer Female 34 $126,000 LEES SUMMIT, MO 01/01/2010
33522 Publisher/Writer Female 34 $75,000 Houston, TX 01/01/2010
33224 Freelance Writer Female 23 $12,000 Roanoke Rapids, NC 01/01/2010
33000 Creative Genius Female 38 $12,000 GRAY, NY 01/01/2010


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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