writing

Work Life and Wait…that’s a job?

Ever since I realized that my Criminal Justice degree was not going to take me anywhere I wanted to go, I’ve thought about what I would do if I could go back to school.  For years, I had no idea.  Writing is all I ever wanted to do and, due to an aforementioned aversion to homelessness, I never saw that as a full time career opportunity.

Now, for the first time since I graduated, I feel like I might actually be at a job where I can use my writing skills.  Have you ever heard of the job title ‘Copywriter’?  If you’re a writer looking for a change of pace, definitely do some research into the field.  It turns out the job entails writing.  Just writing.  Content writing, marketing and promotion writing, technical writing and so on and so forth.  If I could go back to the summer of 2009 and talk to my younger self I would say, “Major in English with minors in Marketing and Psychology.”

As it turns out, the place I’m working doesn’t even need that much.  They have seen (through my blossoming career as a writer) that I have value in that department and have already provided me with my first assignment.  I was originally given a week and a half but I completed it in one day.  In other exciting news, I was told by my manager I can put ‘Copywriter’ on my resume!

Bye for now!

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