Job Title: Writer
Where: Orlando, FL
Years of Experience: 2
Education: Central Connecticut State University, B.A. in English, minor in creative writing.
Annual Salary: Writers' salaries vary greatly by the type of writing. Visit the PayScale Research Center for median Author salaries, and Editorial Writer salaries.
So, you want to be a writer? According to Mazy, a self-employed Creative Writer, persistence and determination pay off when it comes to landing those highly coveted writer jobs. Convincing publishers and newspapers to print your work can be difficult but is worth it for Mazy, whose job perks include the ability to work from any location. Check out the PayScale Research Center for salary information on various other writer jobs, including Journalist salaries, and the salary range for Grant Writers.
Writer Job Description:
Mazy: "I write fictional stories as episodes and sell them to newspapers and periodicals. I tend to print on a bi-weekly basis."
PayScale: How did you get started as a Writer?
Mazy: "I started badgering newspapers until they decided to print my work. But, I had to be very persistent and I had to go to them continually."