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Writing, translating and related communications professionals

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.

    • ad writer
    • advertising copywriter
    • advertising writer
    • author
    • biographer
    • copywriter
    • crossword puzzle maker
    • designer and script writer
    • dialogue writer
    • dubbing dialogue writer
    • essayist
    • feature writer
    • fiction writer
    • game, CD-ROM or Web critic
    • ghost writer
    • handbook writer
    • help file developer
    • humorist-author
    • interactive media writer
    • lexicographer
    • literary writer
    • manual writer
    • medical writer
    • multimedia author
    • multimedia script writer
    • multimedia writer
    • new media writer
    • novelist
    • on-line reference developer
    • playwright
    • poet
    • programmed-instruction writer
    • publicity writer
    • radio writer
    • rewriter
    • scientific writer
    • screen writer
    • script and dialogue writer
    • script writer
    • self-instruction manual writer
    • serial story writer
    • serial writer
    • short story writer
    • specifications writer
    • specifications writer (except construction)
    • speech writer
    • sports writer – novels and books
    • standards writer
    • storyboarder
    • support materials writer
    • technical writer
    • technical writer – aeronautics
    • technical writer – chemical processing
    • technical writer – electronics equipment
    • technical writer – pharmaceutical industry
    • teleplay writer – screenwriter
    • television writer
    • writer

Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and co-ordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff. They are employed by publishing firms, magazines, journals, newspapers, radio and television networks and stations, and by companies and government departments that produce publications such as newsletters, handbooks, manuals and Web sites. Editors may also work on a freelance basis.

        • advertising editor
        • art editor
        • assistant editor
        • associate editor
        • bilingual editor
        • blog editor
        • book editor
        • business editor
        • caption editor
        • city editor
        • contributing editor
        • control room editor – broadcasting
        • copy chief
        • copy editor
        • copy preparer
        • dictionary editor
        • editor
        • editorial consultant
        • editorial page editor
        • English editor
        • feature editor
        • financial editor
        • financial news editor
        • foreign news broadcasting editor
        • foreign news service editor
        • French editor
        • information editor
        • journal editor
        • line editor
        • line-up editor
        • literary editor
        • local news editor
        • magazine editor
        • manuscript editor
        • medical editor
        • news desk editor
        • news editor
        • news editor – broadcasting
        • news service editor
        • newspaper editor
        • picture editor
        • production editor
        • publications editor
        • scientific editor
        • script editor
        • senior editor
        • society editor
        • special features editor
        • sport desk editor
        • sports editor
        • sub-editor
        • technical editor
        • telecommunications editor
        • Website editor
        • writer-editor

Journalists research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media. Journalists are employed by radio and television networks and stations, newspapers and magazines. Journalists may also work on a freelance basis.

    • anchorman/woman
    • art critic
    • book critic
    • book reviewer
    • broadcast journalist
    • chronicler
    • columnist
    • commentator
    • correspondent
    • critic
    • culinary journalist
    • cyberjournalist
    • cyberreporter
    • drama critic
    • entertainment columnist
    • fashion columnist
    • feature reporter
    • field reporter
    • film critic
    • financial reporter
    • foreign affairs reporter
    • foreign correspondent
    • foreign news correspondent
    • headline writer
    • investigative reporter
    • journalist
    • law reporter
    • literary critic
    • movie critic
    • multimedia information trader
    • music critic
    • music reviewer
    • netsurfer
    • network reporter
    • news analyst
    • news analyst – broadcasting
    • news commentator
    • news commentator – broadcasting
    • news correspondent
    • news reporter
    • news writer – international broadcasting
    • newscast correspondent
    • newspaper correspondent
    • newspaper critic
    • newspaper editorial writer
    • newspaper reporter
    • newspaper writer
    • on-line chronicler
    • on-line columnist
    • political analyst – radio or television
    • political columnist
    • political reporter
    • press reporter
    • program researcher – radio or television
    • radio commentator
    • radio researcher
    • reporter
    • society columnist
    • society journalist
    • society reporter
    • sports columnist
    • sports reporter
    • sports writer – journalism
    • staff writer – newspaper
    • stock market reporter
    • television news anchorperson
    • television researcher
    • theatre critic

Translators translate written material from one language to another. Interpreters translate oral communication from one language to another during speeches, meetings, conferences, debates and conversation, or in court or before administrative tribunals. Terminologists conduct research to itemize terms connected with a certain field, define them and find equivalents in another language. Sign language interpreters use sign language to translate spoken language and vice versa during meetings, conversations, television programs or in other instances. Translators, terminologists and interpreters are employed by government, private translation and interpretation agencies, in-house translation services, large private corporations, international organizations and the media, or they may be self-employed. Sign language interpreters work in schools and courts, and for social service agencies, interpretation services, government services and television stations, or they may be self-employed.

        • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter
        • certified interpreter (C.Int.)
        • certified terminologist (C.Term.)
        • certified translator (C.Tr.)
        • community interpreter
        • conference interpreter
        • consecutive interpreter
        • court interpreter
        • cultural interpreter
        • cultural or international adaptation specialist
        • deaf interpreter
        • educational interpreter
        • elbow interpreter
        • escort interpreter
        • foreign broadcast translator
        • foreign news translator
        • interpreter
        • interpreter for persons who are deaf
        • jurilinguist translator
        • legal terminologist
        • legal translator
        • literary translator
        • localiser
        • medical terminologist
        • medical translator
        • oral interpreter
        • Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) interpreter
        • relay interpreter
        • reviser – translation
        • scientific translator
        • sign language interpreter
        • sign language platform interpreter
        • simultaneous interpreter
        • tactile interpreter
        • technical translator
        • terminologist
        • terminology advisor
        • translator
        • translator adaptor
        • translator-reviser
        • transliterator
        • visual language interpreter