2641-Authors and Related Writers

Job Title: 

Authors and Related Writers

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.


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;

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Specific Occupations: 

264101 - Author
Description : Produces literary or other written work for publication or performance. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications and experience.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Dramatist, Essayist, Novelist, Playwright, Poet, Screenwriter, Script Writer, Writer

264102 - Book or Script Editor
Description : Evaluates manuscripts of books or scripts to determine suitability for publication or production, and edits and supervises material in preparation for publication or for production on film, television, radio or stage.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Dramaturge

264103 - Technical Writer
Description : Researches and writes technical information-based material and documentation for articles, manuals, text books, handbooks, or multimedia products, usually for education or corporate purposes.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa