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Authors, Writers and Translators

Job holders in this unit group write, edit and evaluate literary material for publication excluding material for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals but including scripts and narrative for film, TV, radio and computer games and animations; and translate spoken and written statements into different languages.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£27289

New workers start around £8704. Normal pay is £27289 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £55796.

Jobs

709

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Provides communication support for the hard of hearing or the visually impaired.
  • Converts documents or spoken statements from original or source language into another language.
  • Writes instruction manuals and user guides, technical reports, catalogues and indexes, prepares sales literature and writes technical articles for trade journals.
  • Negotiates contracts with freelance agents and with buyer on behalf of writer.
  • Selects material for publication, checks style, grammar and accuracy of content, arranges for any necessary revisions and checks proof copies before printing.
  • Generates and develops creative ideas for literary material.
  • Determines subject matter and researches as necessary by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, observing etc..

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Writing

    94

  • Active Listening

    80

  • Reading Comprehension

    79

  • Critical Thinking

    75

  • Active Learning

    73

  • Speaking

    72

  • Learning Strategies

    65

  • Monitoring

    64

  • Mathematics

    34

  • Science

    27

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