Like writing, professional editing is a broad term that actually encompasses many different types of work. However, editing is different in that it’s essentially invisible. A well-edited blog post, book, or other document allows the writer’s strengths to shine – not draw attention to the editing itself. Since great editing is so hard to identify, how […]
English Major Job Tips
Ellen Petry Leanse, entrepreneur and former employee of Apple and Google, noticed a startlingly high frequency of the word “just” among her female coworkers in conversation and email. Sentences starting in “I was just wondering” or “I just wanted to” left the speaker submissive and apologetic before making a request. This gave more authority and […]
One of the misconceptions that kept me (and other English majors) from exploring various career options was that an English degree and technical jobs were incompatible. Why should someone who studied writing lead programmers or engineers? Over on Medium, Lolita M. Taub writes about Jennifer Pugh, English major and technology product team manager for TakeLessons. […]
By studying English now, you’re setting yourself up for a lifetime of benefits.
This week, a friend in an Master of Library Information Science (MLIS) program forwarded a very interesting email to me. In case you aren’t familiar, MLIS degrees are a perfect option for English Majors who want a master’s degree but want to pivot into non-literature studies.
We all have to start somewhere, and sometimes somewhere is the land where you work for free. But you don’t always have to work for free to get experience or to build your portfolio. So how can you know whether you should work for free or find a gig that pays? This helpful infographic walks […]
Finding opportunities through relationships isn’t as scary or hard as you might think.
Don’t Worry – This is Great News for English Majors…
Don’t let geography get you down. Sometimes, being in a small town without lots of English Major jobs is an advantage…