Authors & Editors (Books and Scripts)

Authors & Editors (Books and Scripts)

Authors, and Book and Script Editors write, edit and evaluate literary works for publication and scripts for film, television, radio and stage productions.

Authors & Editors (Books and Scripts)

Job Demand: Medium

Average weekly wage: $962

Where you could work:

  • Advertising Businesses: 40 40 Creative, Flagship Digital                    
  • Film Production Companies: Glass Media Group, Roam Films, Evolve Films
  • Self Employed

Authors & Editors (Books and Scripts) do the following tasks:

  • Creating and developing ideas and themes for written works, such as novels, plays, musicals, screen productions, educational texts, information texts and multimedia products
  • Researching subject matter through original and secondary materials, interviews and other media
  • Planning, organising and writing material
  • Reviewing and evaluating manuscripts of novels, biographies, short stories, poems, educational texts and other books, and ensuring coherence of style and development of theme, plot and characterisation
  • Advising publishers about potential of works for publication and conditions of publication contract
  • Negotiating publication details such as royalties, publication dates and numbers of copies to be printed
  • Reviewing and assessing stories and other material for film, television, radio and stage productions
  • Directing the preparation of scripts to be read by announcers to introduce and connect parts of musicals, news, sports and special events programs