Authors and Writers

(NOC 5121)

What do Authors and Writers do?

Authors and writers plan, research and write books, scripts, storyboards, plays, essays, speeches, manuals, specifications and other non-journalistic articles for publication or presentation.

How to become: Authors and Writers

  • Technical writers usually require a university degree in the area of specialization, such as computer science or engineering.
  • Copywriters usually require a university degree or college diploma in French, English, marketing, advertising or another discipline.
  • Creative writing programs are offered by universities and colleges.
  • Talent and ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, are important hiring criteria.
  • Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation may be required.

Where to study for a career as: Authors and Writers

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism and Creative Writing Diploma
Journalism and Creative Writing (B.A.) Bachelor
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Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism and Creative Writing Diploma; Advanced
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
English Language and Creative Writing Bachelor; Honours
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Professional Writing Certificate; Online; Distance
Business Writing Certificate; Online; Distance
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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, AU

Related Program(s):
English as an International Language Bachelor
Professional Writing and Communication Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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