Biography Writer

Minimum Graduation in English Literature/Journalism/Communication

Not required

The tasks a Biographer is expected to perform include:

Studying the life of an important person and narrating events, interests, behaviour, activities and achievements of individual which enable proper understanding of his character and constitution

Specializing in writing career or phase of life of an individual from available records and other materials

Collecting materials from news accounts, diaries, personal paper, correspondence and other details giving account of events in which participated

Consulting friends and relatives of individual to get further particulars about the person whose biography is to be written

Writing in narrative form life history of the person, portraying his character and events

Revealing through biography relevant events and developments of contemporary time

Proficient in written language

In-depth knowledge of grammar

Ability to collect all the personal and professional information, interesting incidents, achievements and failures of different personalities

Skilled in research methods

Knowledge of the copyright laws and prerequisite paper work required before starting on a book

Skilled in creative writing and factual description

Certificate course in creative writing



Good communication skills






Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs


This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, joint pains, back pain etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

Ample job opportunities are available for Biographer at various publishing houses. Professional writers are involved in the creation and development of all types of creative works, like different types of fiction, memoirs, poetry, nonfiction, novel, lyrics, science fiction, romance, script, play and so on. He/she can write reports, interviews, features, criticism and reviews for journals, magazines and newspapers, etc. With increasing reading interest among Indians, the job opportunities for professional writers and Biographers are also increasing.

Publishing houses

Self employed

Cities and towns across India