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Find a Job You Love With Your English Degree

What do Steven Spielberg, Alan Alda, Barbara Walters, Clarence Thomas, Diane Sawyer, and Stephen King have in common? That's right–they were English majors who now have successful careers.

I'm an English Major, Now What? helps English majors and graduates understand their skills and talents so they can find satisfying jobs across a diversity of fields and dispels common fears and misconceptions that English majors will never make good money. In this book, you'll learn:

How an English major background can be very marketable

How an English major's skills can be applied to an array of jobs and careers (beyond teaching and writing)

How an English major can develop valuable skills and experience through school and extracurricular activities

You'll also find answers to common questions such as:

Should I go to graduate school? Should I wait?

How do I begin a freelancing career?

Would I do well in a corporate setting?

Authored by a former English major with professional experience across many areas, including corporate communications, journalism, publishing, teaching, and writing, this guide also features more than a dozen interviews with English majors who were able to translate their skills into satisfying careers.

Book News Annotation:

Lemire, who writes from experience, assures other English majors that a job in one's field is possible, and that one need not necessarily expand that field to include gas station attendant. He describes the good news and bad news about graduate school, teaching as a vocation or at least a stopgap, committing journalism, working on magazines, going corporate, freelancing, or even working on other peoples' books in a publishing company. He gives advice on the good and bad sides of entry level positions, internships, double majors, and ways to work skills and knowledge into virtually any job.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Lemire, who writes from experience, assures other English majors that a job in one's field is possible, and that one need not necessarily expand that field to include gas station attendant. He describes the good news and bad news about graduate school, teaching as a vocation or at least a stopgap, committing journalism, working on magazines, going corporate, freelancing, or even working on other peoples' books in a publishing company. He gives advice on the good and bad sides of entry level positions, internships, double majors, and ways to work skills and knowledge into virtually any job. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

It's time to plan and execute a writing strategy that's in sync with your ultimate mission objective: getting published. In Novelist's Boot Camp, author Todd A. Stone, a former assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, draws on his experience as novelist, writing instructor, and military officer to help get you and your writing into tip-top shape. This boot-camp-in-a-book includes 101 carefully crafted drills designed to show you how to: ? Identify and develop story ideas with laser-like perception ? Create realistic alpha characters who can take charge of any scene ? Know what motivates your protagonist's enemy so that you can amp up the conflict ? Outline your story to avoid sneak attacks from flawed plot twists ? Dodge the land mines of bad writing like Deadly Modifier Buildup (DMBU) ? Triage your scenes to ensure a thorough and precise revision process Plus, there's a twelve-week boot camp battle plan that you can use to stay the course and finish your novel. Novelist's Boot Camp provides you with all the ammunition you need to approach your work with dedication, confidence, and skill. Now, report for duty and start writing that bestseller!

Synopsis:

English majors don't have to settle for becoming teachers, editors or writers, as this book provides information on exciting career paths and shows how an English background can be very marketable.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582973623
Manufactured:
Writer's Digest Books
Publisher:
Writers Digest Books
Manufactured:
Writer's Digest Books
Author:
Lemire, Timothy
Author:
Lemire, Tim
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Careers - Other Specific Fields
Subject:
Careers - Job Hunting
Subject:
Careers - Job Almanacs
Subject:
Business-Careers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8.86x6.60x.76 in. .81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , It's time to plan and execute a writing strategy that's in sync with your ultimate mission objective: getting published. In Novelist's Boot Camp, author Todd A. Stone, a former assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, draws on his experience as novelist, writing instructor, and military officer to help get you and your writing into tip-top shape. This boot-camp-in-a-book includes 101 carefully crafted drills designed to show you how to: ? Identify and develop story ideas with laser-like perception ? Create realistic alpha characters who can take charge of any scene ? Know what motivates your protagonist's enemy so that you can amp up the conflict ? Outline your story to avoid sneak attacks from flawed plot twists ? Dodge the land mines of bad writing like Deadly Modifier Buildup (DMBU) ? Triage your scenes to ensure a thorough and precise revision process Plus, there's a twelve-week boot camp battle plan that you can use to stay the course and finish your novel. Novelist's Boot Camp provides you with all the ammunition you need to approach your work with dedication, confidence, and skill. Now, report for duty and start writing that bestseller!
"Synopsis" by , English majors don't have to settle for becoming teachers, editors or writers, as this book provides information on exciting career paths and shows how an English background can be very marketable.
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