Is your idea of a perfect Friday night dressing up in your pajamas, having a cup of cocoa, and curling with a good book? Then probably its high time you considered a career that revolves around books and reading. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to do what you love? That would be a dream come true for so many people.
The good news is that it is possible to land your dream job. Whereas we might not guarantee a job that will allow you to work in your pajamas, there are jobs out there that will enable you to work by doing what you love most — reading.
If you are passionate about reading and wonder how you can make this into a lifelong profession, we have gathered for you a few jobs that might suit you well. Come along with us, and find out more about these jobs.
This job will not only allow you to indulge more in books but will also allow you the freedom to work in the comfort of your home. To be successful, however, you have to be a prolific reader and a writer as well. To get started, you might think of starting your blog and work on building an audience. You might also think about joining local book club groups. In addition, you can create a network on sites like Goodreads. From there, you can contact either an editor or publication to offer your services.
Do you often see manuscripts being sold or published in a particular market and later published in a foreign market? There are always book scouts behind this whole idea. If a specific magazine in Australia has a particular manuscript, a book scout can pitch it to another publishing company in a different country. Other than that, book scouts also shop around for books that they believe can be a hit in other markets.
If you can speak more than one language, then you might consider becoming a translator. Many publishing houses hire translators on a part-time basis to translate foreign bestsellers. However, being a translator is not as straight forward as most people think; you have to be a good storyteller since it’s not easy to translate some words into another language. This is the most challenging part of it. So if you are a good storyteller and also able to speak more than one language, then you can consider this job.
Yes, there are still traditional people who always enjoy reading a hard copy, so don’t be so quick to think this job is outdated. In fact, if you love reading, then this might be the best career choice for you. What better way to live your life than having your favorite books lying there for you to read any time.
Writers will attest to the fact that everyone needs a second set of eyes to look at their scripts. This goes beyond checking spelling errors and grammar; you must be able to “go in the mind” of the producer and bring their idea to life. You must be super careful when doing this kind of job and also pay attention to detail.
In this day and age, it’s not easy to find a job that is both fulfilling and financially rewarding. As such, considering a career around your passion seems like the only way to go. Regardless of your personality, you can still land a lucrative job around this area.