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Creative Writer

Job Summary

Responsible for using the written word to express ideas or tell a story. Create content using various multimedia formats that can be read, listened to, or viewed onscreen.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop original content for fiction, nonfiction, and short stories.
  • Use the written word to express story lines and ideas.
  • Write books or content for magazines, trade journals, newsletters, and blogs.
  • Produce content for radio and television broadcasts, motion pictures, and other types of performance.
  • Develop scripted material for the Web and other communication devices.
  • Conduct extensive research on various topics.
  • Write outlines and rough drafts.
  • Appropriately source and cite resources.
  • Edit content for correct spelling and grammar.
  • Work with editors to revise and rewrite sections.
  • Perform extensive fact-checking.
  • Arrange material in chapters or parts.
  • Use desktop or electronic publishing software.
  • Maintain blogs to keep in touch with fans and readers.
  • Send out inquiries and submissions are sent to a variety of paying outlets.
  • Work with literary agents to get book published.
  • Go on book tours across the U.S. to promote the book or article.

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