Writing

Prospects Profile: Digital Copywriter

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Science Writer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Technical Author

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Writer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Arvon Residential Creative Writing Courses

Week long courses in locations throughout the UK (including Inverness-shire). Download a brochure from their website.

Publishing Scotland

Offers training courses in various areas of publishing and editing. Site also includes careers information and a full members' listing.

Cultural Enterprise Office

Information and advice on becoming a professional in the creative industries or setting up your own business. Run events, including in the Aberdeen area.

Association of British Science Writers

The ABSW has produced a careers guide, "So You Want To Be A Science Writer?", which you can download from their website. The guide explains what Science Writing is and how to get into the profession. There are also case studies of people currently employed in this line of work.

Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Membership organisation for professional editors and proofreaders. Site includes a directory of members and information on training, events and news items.

BBC Writersroom

Lists opportunities and competitions for aspiring writers.

Scriptwriting in the UK blog

Blog written by screenwriter, Danny Stack, providing advice for aspiring scriptwriters.

Writer's Guild

Supports writers across media including books, film, online, radio, theatre, TV and videogames.

BECTU

Trade union for broadcasting, film, theatre and interactive media. The site contains training and careers information, particularly on freelancing. Students can join the Student Register free to get advice on entry into the industry.

Writers' and Artists' Yearbook

A comprehensive, directory of media contacts and full of practical advice and information. It is available for reference-use from the Careers Service library. The Writers' and Artists' website also contains useful advice and information on developing a career in Writing.

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

How to become a Self-Publisher (Moneypod)

Self-publishing is becoming an increasingly popular method for budding authors to get their publications noticed. This infographic explains the benefits and challenges of self-publishing.

From Academic to Medical Witer: Getting started in Medical Communications

Information on what careers in Medical Communications involve. There is a free careers guide you can download and there are webcasts of people working in this area explaining what they do. The same website also contains current vacancy information for Medical Communications.

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

FirstMedCommsJob.com

Read articles on career opportunities in Medical Communications. You can also search for the latest opportunities and download a careers guide.

Getting started in HEOR/ Market Access Medical Writing (MedComms)

This guide focuses on medical writing and medical communications roles in the HEOR/market access arenas. If you have an interest in the commercial aspects of healthcare delivery and in helping deliver value to patients, a passion for writing and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, then working in HEOR/market access might be for you. This guide will provide you with an in-depth introduction to this specialist area.

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.