2641-Authors and related writers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Authors and related writers
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Job Description: 
Authors and related writers plan, research and write books, scripts, storyboards, plays, essays, speeches, manuals, specifications and other non-journalistic articles (excluding material for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals) for publication or presentation.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) conceiving, writing and editing novels, plays, scripts, poetry and other material for publication or presentation
  • (b) conducting research to establish factual content and to obtain other necessary information
  • (c) writing scripts and continuities and preparing programmes for stage, film, radio and television productions
  • (d) analyzing material, such as specifications, notes and drawings, and writing manuals, user guides and other documents to explain clearly and concisely the installation, operation and maintenance of software, electronic, mechanical and other equipment
  • (e) writing brochures, handbooks and similar technical publications
  • (f) selecting material for publication, checking style, grammar and accuracy of content, arranging for any necessary revisions and checks proof copies before printing.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Author
- Book editor
- Essayist
- Interactive media writer
- Novelist
- Playwright
- Poet
- Script writer
- Speech writer
- Technical writer
- Writer


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Advertising copy writer - 2431
- Public relations copy writer - 2432
- Journalist - 2642
- Newspaper editor- 2642

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