Professional Writing

Do you have a passion for words and language? Do you find excitement in the way writers convey information and capture the imagination with their written work? If yes, then taking your education in the direction of Professional Writing is something to consider. You will be challenged creatively and will hone your skills at researching, writing and editing for book publishing, periodical publication and professional communications.

Career Options in Professional Writing

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Professional Writing degree than others.

  • Author
  • Advertising Representative
  • Archivist
  • Bibliographer
  • Business Writer
  • Copy Editor
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Cultural Interpreter
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Event Coordinator
  • Fiction Writer
  • Film Researcher/Consultant
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Freelance Writer
  • Fundraiser
  • Historian
  • Historical Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aid
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Paralegal
  • Policy Researcher
  • Political Advisor
  • Politician
  • Press Agent
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Speaking Consultant
  • Publicist
  • Radio Host
  • Radio Producer
  • Researcher
  • Script Supervisor/Editor
  • Speech Writer
  • Sports Writer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Translator
  • Travel Writer

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.