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 […]
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. […]
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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.
In The English Major’s Guide to Getting a Job, I explain how you can freelance as a student and earn 2x, 4x, or even many more times what your classmates earn working minimum wage jobs. However, finding the kind of high-paying freelance gigs that make this possible is a challenge. How can you get the […]
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 […]
A recent NPR article highlights Mount Sinai’s school of medicine in New York City for it’s revolutionary shift in their admissions processes. A growing number of their students came not from traditional pre-med undergraduate programs, but from a humanities-oriented program at Mount Sinai known as HuMed, where they majored in various programs, English and Literature […]
Don’t let geography get you down. Sometimes, being in a small town without lots of English Major jobs is an advantage…