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Authors and Writers  (NOC 5121)
South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Authors and writers plan, research and write books, scripts, storyboards, plays, essays, speeches, manuals, specifications and other non-journalistic articles for publication or presentation. They are employed by advertising agencies, governments, large corporations, private consulting firms, publishing firms, multimedia/new-media companies and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

advertising copywriter, copywriter, essayist, interactive media writer, novelist, playwright, poet, scientific writer, script writer, specifications writer, speech writer, technical writer, writer.

The following is a summary of the main duties of some occupations in this unit group:
  • Novelists, playwrights, script writers, poets and other creative writers conceive and write novels, plays, scripts, poetry and other material for publication or presentation and may conduct research to establish factual content and to obtain other necessary information.
  • Technical writers analyze material, such as specifications, notes and drawings, and write manuals, user guides and other documents to explain clearly and concisely the installation, operation and maintenance of software and electronic, mechanical and other equipment.
  • Copywriters study and determine selling features of products and services and write text for advertisements and commercials.

Authors and writers may specialize in a particular subject or type of writing.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Bulls Cove, Burgeo, Channel-Port aux Basques, Fortune, Grand Bank, Harbour Breton, Harbour Mille, Marystown

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Outlook & Prospects for Authors and Writers in South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Authors and Writers in South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region as well as in the rest of the Newfoundland and Labrador.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2012-02-21

EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL

According to the 2006 Census, only a small number of people are employed in this occupation in the South Coast-Burin region. Therefore, it is likely that the chances of finding employment in this occupation are LIMITED. This means that there are relatively weak employment opportunities for skilled workers in this occupation. Although employment opportunities are limited in the South Coast-Burin region, opportunities may exist in other regions of the province. People who are interested in work elsewhere should research the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets across the province.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2012
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