From the back cover: "To write or not to write? That is the question. And you've probably always known the answer. Maybe you were drawn to the written word as a reporter for your college newspaper, as a child writing stories to pass a rainy day, after reading a book that changed the way you looked at life, or when admiring-and striving to emulate-the achievements of successful authors, editors, playwrights, columnists, publishers, and countless others. You knew you had to be involved in the world of the written word-and now you'd like to make it a career.
Spanning corporate, nonprofit, and freelance careers, 100 JOBS IN WORDS provides all the basics needed-including brief descriptions of each job, typical salary levels, prospects for finding work, and qualifications and characteristics you should possess-to flourish in a chosen line of work. Along with each entry, there is an insightful profile of a person from each field that describes a typical day on the job and details the steps each took to rise to his or her current position."