If you’re a serious logophile, chances are you want to embrace your love of words in every area of your life, from work to your hobbies.
Whether you’re looking to make some extra cash on the side, or want to transition to working with words full time, you have plenty of options. Check out these jobs for word lovers and see if any fit your skills!
As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, more people want to get their resumes just right. As a resume writer, your job is to write an engaging and compelling resume to help the client stand out in the application pool. No templates or boring job descriptions here.
Being a resume writer can mean helping someone craft their resume from scratch, or if they have a resume they want to improve upon, you give them suggestions such as word choice, formatting, etc.
If you’re looking for a job as a resume writer, there are plenty of companies that offer this service. Do a little research, and, most importantly, make sure you have a top-notch resume.
Copywriting is a great job for a wordsmith who wants to work from home, or possibly even work for themself. Even if you don’t have specific job experience as a copywriter, there are opportunities for beginners. You can take courses to learn how to do it, but you don’t have to go back to full-time school for most of them. Do a search for an online certificate program at your local community college.
Copywriting is a specific sales-focused job, so you have to know how to appeal to people with your writing. If you're known as the friend who can convince anyone to do anything, copywriting may be the job for you.
Translator or interpreter
Not all wordy jobs involve writing, and you can find these gigs in any language. Translating and interpreting are similar in that you’re transferring words from one language into another, but there is a difference between the skills. Translating involves written words, and interpreting is usually in real time as people speak. If you’re fluent in more than one language and you like fast-paced environments, translating and interpreting might be your thing.
Job titles including "Communications" vary depending on the company, but you’ll usually be responsible for marketing and other public-facing duties. You could handle things like press releases, newsletters, and advertising. In this role, you might tackle everything from writing tweets to signing off on video advertisements.
Here’s another potential part-time or even remote job. English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, so it makes sense that there’s a job devoted to teaching English as a second (or third, or fourth) language. As an ESL tutor, you will help English language learners develop their speaking and writing skills.
If you want to meet people from all over the world and learn about different cultures while using knowledge you already have, this may be for you. Just know that you probably need some teaching experience for this one, and it helps to know the language spoken by the person you’re tutoring.
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