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Emily Finkelstein

The great news is that being able to write well is extremely important in just about any career path you take. Strong writing and editing, proper grammar, persuasiveness, etc., are vital in the professional world - as is thinking creatively. This is true for any job that includes writing emails, proposals, marketing materials, PowerPoint presentations or any other items. Good writing is not as common as you might think, so high quality writing will reflect very positively on you as an employee in whatever you do.

Specifically, some careers you may find interesting:

>> Publishing - Reviewing submissions of books or articles, advising and editing submissions, pitching them to get published...

>> Writer - Journalism (seeking and reporting on news), RFPs ("request for proposals" - there are experts devoted to writing these specifically for non-profits who are requesting funds), TV/film, books, blogs, newspaper/magazine articles, websites, research papers, poetry...

>> Startup - Startup companies are always emerging, across all industries. Startups, by nature, have a limited staff so it is key that each employee is versatile and can contribute to many aspects of the business - strong writing and creativity are certainly important here.

>> Public Relations - Generating positive press for a specific person or company, writing press releases, working with news outlets to share exciting or important information about that person/company.

>> Advertising - some positions at ad agencies don't require extra schooling, such as an Account Executive. In this role, writing, creativity, organization and ability to manage multiple pieces of a project are key.

>> Speech Writer - there are all sorts of people who give speeches (such as political leaders like mayors & congressmen) and they pay people who are good with words and knowledgable on the given topic to write their speeches (with guidance and thoughts from the speaker).

My degree is in Journalism and I now work in Product Development at a technology company. I help build online educational programs and simulations and do things like brainstorm, write/review scripts, outline the content that should be covered, and help guide the designers on how the program should look.

Good luck!

Answered 9 years ago

Emily Finkelstein