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Careers In Culture
Writing and Publishing - What You Need to Know
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Can you imagine a world without words?
There would be no books, no songs, no newspapers, no magazines, no films, no television programs, no Internet – the list of things that would not exist without language is enormous. Words are the building blocks of human expression. They convey information. They express our needs, emotions and desires. They are our means of communicating with each other.
If you’re interested in a career in writing or publishing, then you’re thinking about working in one of the most important areas of human knowledge and endeavour. Perhaps you have a driving ambition to become a famous writer. Maybe you want to be part of the process that gets written work to the public. Whatever route you choose, you will find that having a successful and enjoyable career in writing and publishing begins with developing your skills and using them to their highest potential.
How can you know if a writing and publishing career would be right for you? The answer is within yourself. Your interests, talents and skills are important clues to finding out if a particular career path would be a good choice, providing you with challenging, satisfying and meaningful work.