CAREERS BLOG: Careers in writing – part 4 Author


 Careers blog written by Kate Morris, Careers Consultant.  Last in our series, Kate looks at the work of an author. What do authors do?  Write books! Many authors supplement their income with related roles like teaching creative writing, editing and proof-reading services, copy writing.  Who would you work for?  Freelance for the writing. Other roles (above) … Continue reading CAREERS BLOG: Careers in writing – part 4 Author

CAREERS BLOG: Careers in writing – part 3 Script/screen writer


Careers blog, written by Kate Morris, Careers Consultant. Next in our series on careers in writing we look at the work of a Script/Screen Writer What do they do? Create stories and characters for film, TV, radio, internet. This could be original ideas, but the majority of scriptwriting is book adaptations. Who would you work … Continue reading CAREERS BLOG: Careers in writing – part 3 Script/screen writer

CAREERS BLOG: Careers in writing (part 2 – Literary Agent)


 Careers blog written by Kate Morris, Careers Consultant, Careers Next in our series covering careers in writing, we look at the work of a Literary Agent. What do they do?  A few things: Discover new authors. Provide editorial feedback and help authors to polish their work before submitting to publishers. Pitch books to publishers, negotiate fees, … Continue reading CAREERS BLOG: Careers in writing (part 2 – Literary Agent)

CAREERS BLOG: Careers in writing (part 1 – Copywriter)


 Careers blog written by Kate Morris, Careers Consultant, Careers Journalism is often the obvious choice for a career in writing, but there are other areas where a way with words is central to the role…. I recently met with some writing professionals who gave me some great insights into their careers and these are the … Continue reading CAREERS BLOG: Careers in writing (part 1 – Copywriter)

Help for new writers starting their writing careers


If you feel you have the passion to create and share stories, but are worried that this is not a “serious” career idea, then there is good news! Curtis Brown, the renowned literary agency who represents established authors like John le Carré and Margaret Atwood has recently launched a new site aimed at aspiring authors.

Guardian Careers discussions this week: Screenwriting, Journalism, Job Interviews


A great selection of live Q&As coming up this week: Thinking about a career in screenwriting? Want to make it as a screenwriter? A panel of industry experts will be sharing insider advice and tips for succeeding in a live Q&A on Tuesday 22 November from 4pm until 6pm: http://bit.ly/vBm6Ux  Should you pursue a career in journalism? It’s … Continue reading Guardian Careers discussions this week: Screenwriting, Journalism, Job Interviews

Insider Intern: Jasmine Pledger, Careers Brand Ambassador


“This week on ‘Insider Intern’, I gave the Career Brand Ambassador Jasmine Pledger the task of writing a little bit about herself. Part of my role involves managing our ambassadors, setting them tasks and brainstorming marketing ideas with them. Take a look at Jasmine’s view on the role and her background…” – Hattie Patten-Chatfield —————————————————————————————————————————————– … Continue reading Insider Intern: Jasmine Pledger, Careers Brand Ambassador