Career as Author

Stream : Media, Film & Mass communication
Sub Stream : Writer/ Editor/ copywriter

DESCRIPTION of Author :

 Authors develop the content, style, and format for a variety of fiction and nonfiction materials that are usually targeted towards specific audiences. Those who write fiction develop the themes, organize the plots and create the characters and settings for novels, short stories, plays, and scripts. Authors of nonfiction may perform research or conduct interviews to obtain factual or first-hand information. Some authors also write online content and blogs, and advances in digital technology have made it much easier to publish your work online. Although literary authors often do not have a 'supervisor,' they do work with editors who help them shape and polish their work
 

 Job responsibility of Author

It can include correcting grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes, verifying factual information and rewriting copy for clarity and readability.

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How to become Author?
While there are no strict requirements for becoming an author, a bachelor's degree in English, journalism or communications from a 4-year college or university is often required to obtain a salaried position. The curriculum for an English major typically includes classes in a variety of literary genres, grammar, linguistics, and literary theory and criticism. If you want to write about a specific topic, you may need formal training in that field. For example, if you want to write non-fiction books about politics, you may need to have an education in politics or a related major

Median Pay Scale/salary of Author :
The average pay for a Content Writer is Rs 218,747 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Content writing and Content Management.
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