How to become a writer or editor
What does a writer or editor do?Writers transform ideas and concepts in pieces of written content. Editors polish and refine writers’ work—checking spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Finished work can be published as print or online content in newspapers, handbooks, manuals, or works of fiction.
Duties and tasks
- Appear in public to promote latest works.
- Find places to publish works.
- At times, teach creative writing courses.
- Edit works for clarity, cohesiveness, and quality.
- Formulate ideas for creative works.
- Outline and plan the broad outlines of works.
- Write drafts of stories, plays, novels, etc.
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Bachelor of Communication
- Major in Journalism
- Major in Public Relations
- Major in Business Communication
- Major in Creative Writing
- Major in Screen Studies
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Writing, Rhetoric and Persuasion
- Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing)
- Bachelor of Arts (Digital and Social Media) (Professional Writing and Publishing)
- Bachelor of Arts (Digital Experience and Interaction Design) (Professional Writing and Publishing)
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Professional Writing and Publishing)
- Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) (Visual Culture)
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- Bachelor of Arts (Chinese)
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