On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Creative Writing majors, skills Creative Writing majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Creative Writing program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Creative Writing include:

  • Author
  • Columnist
  • Grant Writer
  • Publicists
  • Translator

Career-Related Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Research

Career-Related Websites

American Copy Editors Society


Absolute Write

Associated Writing Programs 

Burry Man

Coffeehouse for Writers Science Writing - A Guide to Careers in Science Writing sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

Children's Writing Resource Center - Offers tools to succeed as a children's writer as well as offers access to research databases and an on-line E-zine for children's writers.

The Creative Writing Resource Directory

Freelance Writing

Glossary of Writing Careers 

Hire Minds 

Romance Writers - Describes the romance genre, offers the latest news and current romance bestsellers as well as links to authors, publishers, and Romance Writer's Association chapters.

Sun Oasis Jobs

Technical Writing Page - Offers a listing of links to employment, editing, business writing, online magazines, publishing, web design, and more.

US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Writer's Resource Center - Features tips on improving your writing, articles, interviews with professional authors, and networking opportunities.

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.