Whether you're reading an online newspaper, a blog post, or your favorite novel on a handheld device, keep in mind that while you may be getting information in a different way than people have in the past, it still took a number of people to produce that content, including writers. Advances in technology and changes in the way we communicate must also be explained to new users through technical writing.
The young adults of today will be the job force of tomorrow, so choosing a career that will best fit with the needs of the changing world will be important to job satisfaction and a successful life. With the vast array of career and job options, it will also be important for young adults to understand which work will be the best match for their interests, talents, goals, and personality types.
Certain careers are expected to gain importance within the early decades of the twenty-first century. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in freelance or technical writing are on track to grow faster than the average rate for all occupations.
If you love to express yourself with the written word, a career in freelance or technical writing might be the right choice for you. You can still write a great novel in your free time!
|Publisher:||Mason Crest Publishers|
|Series:||New Careers for the 21st Century Series: Finding Your Role in the Global Renewal|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||1230L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||12 - 15 Years|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is Freelance and Technical Writing? 9
Chapter 2 Education and Training 27
Chapter 3 Job Opportunities in Freelance or Technical Writing 39
Chapter 4 The Future of Freelance and Technical Writing 51
Further Reading 60
Find Out More on the Internet 60
Picture Credits 63
About the Author/About the Consultant 64