Summary Standards Writer in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a standards writer. The following information is applicable to all Authors and writers (NOC 5121).
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.
University education usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Conduct research to establish factual content and to obtain other necessary information
- Conceive and write novels, plays, scripts, poetry and other material for publication or presentation
- Analyze material, 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
- Study and determine selling features of products and services and write text for advertisements and commercials
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