I am an English and Literature major ser to graduate with my Bachelors in English. I've tried LinkedIn and everything I can think of to gain experience to become a writer/editor. Any other suggestions?
Typing #literature #english #english-grammar #english-composition
I was a mass media/communication major in my undergrad and I worked as a student staff writer /proof reader at my school newspaper organization.
There were some English and Creative Writing majors who were my fellow staff writers and some of us who were seriously enough to continue the job in the professional field actually reached out to some local newspaper companies for an internship (and I believe some of them got the opportunity!)
I think reaching out to your local newspaper organizations would be a good start as some of the professionals might be your school alumni as well.
Hope this helps and best of luck to you!
I suggest you to looking into the option of getting into Technical Writing/Information Development. Since you are an English major half your work is done wrt. the challenges a writer faces with English. If you have the passion to learn new technologies and how things work you should explore technical writing.
A technical writer not just documents the software/hardware they also do alot of proof reading and review content for grammar - and you english major will help you become an Editor.
To understand more about technical writing you can search online and one of my favourite sites is - idratherbewriting.com.
Do research about the tools for technical documentation, SDLC and DDLC.
Hope this helps in you in some way.
Don't narrow your opportunities by getting too focused on one title/position. Do ANYTHING related to writing. And don't be afraid of the writing opportunities related to new technology -- UX writing seems about to explode. Some of these may require you to get additional training/education (e.g., on-line certifications, courses you can add to your resume) - but if writing is your passion, you should be excited to learn the different ways you can apply it.
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Be sure to save a copy of your article somewhere on your computer...these websites don't last forever.
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