What does a Writer do?

Writers use their command of language and an audience to conceptualize, research, write, and edit works including a manuscript, poem, article, or other written content types. They work across various genres, including nonfiction or satire. They work in many sectors as copywriters, technical writers, bloggers, feature writers, journalists, or editors. They are sometimes called upon to help collaborate with teams in house, including marketing or fundraising.

Writers conduct extensive research for their projects and may be called upon to look through data and find a story within it to write. Writers are employed in various occupational fields and have multifaceted career choice pathways to choose from. They conduct interviews and read through transcripts, evaluate data sets, and compile and gather information. Writers need a minimum high school diploma and coursework in English, reading and writing.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
10%
2 - 4
74%
5 - 7
8%
8+
8%

Common Skill Sets

Professional Writing
UX Writing
Editing
Degree IN English
Microsoft Office Suite
Written Communication
Excellent Customer Service
Well Organized

Writer Seniority Levels

L2
Writer
CA$53,872/yr
L3
Senior Writer
CA$77,157/yr
L4
Staff Writer
CA$36,392/yr
Editor
55% made the transition
Content Writer
17% made the transition
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Writer Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$53,872 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$32k
Median: CA$54k
CA$90k
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