Authors and writers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5121
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Authors and writers plan, research and write books, scripts, storyboards, plays, essays, speeches, manuals, specifications and other non-journalistic articles for publication or presentation. They are employed by advertising agencies, governments, large corporations, private consulting firms, publishing firms, multimedia/new-media companies and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Ad Writer
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Advertising Writer
  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Copywriter
  • Crossword Puzzle Maker
  • Designer And Script Writer
  • Dialogue Writer
  • Dubbing Dialogue Writer
  • Essayist
  • Feature Writer
  • Fiction Writer
  • Game, CD-ROM Or Web Critic
  • Ghost Writer
  • Handbook Writer
  • Help File Developer
  • Humorist-author
  • Interactive Media Writer
  • Lexicographer
  • Literary Writer
  • Manual Writer
  • Medical Writer
  • Multimedia Author
  • Multimedia Script Writer
  • Multimedia Writer
  • New Media Writer
  • Novelist
  • On-line Reference Developer
  • Playwright
  • Poet
  • Programmed-instruction Writer
  • Publicity Writer
  • Radio Writer
  • Rewriter
  • Scientific Writer
  • Screen Writer
  • Script And Dialogue Writer
  • Script Writer
  • Self-instruction Manual Writer
  • Serial Story Writer
  • Serial Writer
  • Short Story Writer
  • Specifications Writer
  • Specifications Writer (except Construction)
  • Speech Writer
  • Sports Writer - Novels And Books
  • Standards Writer
  • Storyboarder
  • Support Materials Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Writer - Aeronautics
  • Technical Writer - Chemical Processing
  • Technical Writer - Electronics Equipment
  • Technical Writer - Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Teleplay Writer - Screenwriter
  • Television Writer
  • Writer
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Copywriter
  • Essayist
  • Interactive Media Writer
  • Literary Writer
  • Medical Writer
  • Novelist
  • Playwright
  • Poet
  • Scientific Writer
  • Script Writer
  • Specifications Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Writer

Required Skills for Authors and writers