Career First, Writing Second

Ideally I would love to make a career out of writing stories, but I’m sensible enough to know that I still have a lot of practice and confidence building to do before I can ever hope to submit my work to a publication. Therefore, how could I possibly hope to make a living out of it?

I do have a career aspiration in mind, I’d love to be a proof reader/sub-editor. Whenever I read a book I can’t help but notice the odd spelling mistake or missing word. And I think I would enjoy it. I’m currently doing freelance proofreading work through the Internet for barely any money, but it’s gaining me confidence and practice.

Writing will always be my passion, but editing and proof reading would be an enjoyable career. I’m hoping my MA in Digital Journalism will help propel me into this field, as well as my freelance work.