School Library JournalAdult/High School-Thoroughness, currency, and ease of use are the hallmarks of this excellent guide. Taylor and Parish provide detailed profiles of 90 writing-related careers, including editor, indexer, lyricist, reporter, news anchor, and press secretary. Each one includes information regarding job duties, salary range, employment prospects, advancement, prerequisites, position description, unions and associations, and tips for entry into the profession. The writing is clear, honest, and informed. The authors let aspiring novelists know that the salary range is from $0 to unlimited. They also include careers that have good or excellent prospects and stable salaries (technical writer, public-affairs specialist). The volume contains an industry survey, where it is noted that 319,000 people were employed as writers and editors in the United States in 2002, and that this figure is expected to increase by 21 percent by the year 2010. Other useful resources include listings of educational institutions, unions, and associations.-Robert Saunderson, Berkeley Public Library, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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