Want to become an author?

Are you thinking of becoming an author? Find out if author is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does an author do? What personality traits do authors have? Will robots replace authors? How much does an author earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does an author do?

An author is someone who concerns himself/herself with writing original work. Think of essays, prose, poetry or lyrics. An author can also be referred to as a writer, novelist or poet. Contrary to a text writer or copywriter, an author is someone who works autonomously, rather than creating work for someone else or a company. Therefore, it's an autonomous profession where you think about and ponder and have a great desire to create original work. You'll understand there are not a lot of vacancies for this profession. Moreover, there are lots of people who dream about making a living as author. Would you like to make money in a profession where you can play with language and write texts? Think of professions such as text writer, copywriter or editor.


What personality traits do authors have?

There are two characteristics many authors have in common. Authors are often highly inquisitive (score highly in the INVESTIGATIVE category) and creative (score highly in the ARTISTIC category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of author would suit you. 

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as authors? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace authors?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are authors? The chances of robotisation of an author’s activities amount to 4%. This means that there is a LOW CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by authors will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Author Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as an author? How much does an author earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for authors in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

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