ERIC Number: ED137612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Exploring Writing Careers. A Student Guidebook.
Hansen, Mary Lewis
One of six student guidebooks in a series of 11 arts and humanities career exploration guides for grade 7-12 teachers, counselors, and students, this student book on exploration of writing careers presents information on specific occupations in four different career areas: Creative writers, editors, business occupations, and educators about writing. A chapter devoted to each career area includes general discussion of the field and what people in that field do, various specializations within job categories, description of personality characteristics and interests that are appropriate, education or experience required, where and how jobs are found and the job outlook, suggestions a person in the field would make to students, and sources of additional information. The chapters and their subheadings are as follows: (1) Creative Writers (literary writers, journalists and specialized writers in advertising, public relations, technical and scientific writers, and educational writers), (2) Editors (for tradebooks, textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and rewrite editors), (3) Business Occupations (literary agent, advertising jobs, textbook sales, and bookstore sales), (4) Educators About Writing (librarians, reviewers/critics, and teachers). Appended are a glossary, a list of nearly 100 occupations in writing, and a list of professional associations with career information about writing occupations. (JT)
Descriptors: Business, Career Exploration, Creative Writing, Editing, Instructional Materials, Journalism, Occupational Information, Occupations, Publications, Publicize, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Technical Writing, Writing (Composition)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01642-7, $1.40)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: For related documents see CE 010 734-744