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Working As A Writing Assistant

  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • $51,750

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Writing Assistant does

  • Compose brochure text, press releases, newsletters, and other technical documents.
  • Developed excellent communication skills and fostered peer relationships with the goal of producing both better writing and better writers.
  • Tutor students in courses related to writing needs Assist with research and workshops Collect date and prepare reports Performs front desk reception
  • Assisted students with grammar, sentence structure, and style.
  • Assist graduate and undergraduate students with the process of writing academic papers.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans for 6th grade writer's workshop.
  • Facilitated small group strategy sessions on content and layout for presentations.
  • Tutored students on academic and professional writing in face-to-face conferences and through digital media.
  • Specialized in assisting English Language Learners.
  • Provided technical writing assistance with publication of HIV-related research, including literature reviews, writing, and editing.
  • Review and edit students' papers at all stages of the writing process.
  • Worked independently as a proofreader of student papers.
  • Tutor for first-year students in Porter College Core class.
  • Visit classrooms to conduct MLA or APA tutorial session for various English classes.
  • Learned customer service skills, as well as problem-solving.
  • Worked on-one-one with disabilities and ESL students.
  • Experienced with MS Office, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Assisted in proctoring writing exams.
  • Assisted students with writing projects ranging from research papers to essays.
  • Trained in MLA, APA, and Chicago formats.

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Writing Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

64.4%

Male

34.5%

Unknown

1.1%
Ethnicity

White

79.3%

Hispanic or Latino

9.2%

Asian

8.5%

Unknown

2.2%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.6%

French

18.1%

Italian

7.2%

German

4.8%

Chinese

3.6%

Japanese

3.6%

Greek

3.6%

Russian

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%

Sanskrit

1.2%

Mandarin

1.2%

Korean

1.2%
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Writing Assistant Education

Schools

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

9.6%

Oregon State University

8.8%

Bates College

8.8%

University of New Hampshire

6.4%

University of California - Santa Cruz

6.4%

Hope College

5.6%

Monmouth University

5.6%

University of Delaware

5.6%

Bowdoin College

4.8%

State University of New York College at New Paltz

4.8%

Northeastern University

4.0%

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

4.0%

Western Washington University

3.2%

Texas A&M University

3.2%

Blackburn College

3.2%

Pennsylvania State University

3.2%

Smith College

3.2%

Missouri State University

3.2%

New York University

3.2%

Adelphi University

3.2%
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Majors

English

32.5%

Writing

14.2%

Law

6.8%

Communication

4.7%

Psychology

4.4%

Business

4.1%

Political Science

3.0%

History

3.0%

Journalism

3.0%

Photography

2.7%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Biology

2.7%

Environmental Science

2.7%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.7%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

Fine Arts

1.8%

Philosophy

1.8%

Public Health

1.8%

Education

1.8%

Elementary Education

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.6%

Masters

28.3%

Other

8.9%

Doctorate

7.3%

Associate

2.6%

Certificate

1.4%
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Top Skills for A Writing Assistant

LanguageWritingProcessLiteratureReviewsESLAPAMLAFirst-YearPressReleasesPowerpointFace-To-FaceConferencesSmallGroupAcademicPapersResearchPapersLabReportsCustomerServiceAlumniLessonPlansExamStudentPapersPhoneCalls

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Top Writing Assistant Skills

  1. Language
  2. Writing Process
  3. Literature Reviews
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Specialized in assisting English Language Learners.
  • Assist students with all aspects of the writing process from brainstorming and organization to questions concerning grammar and usage.
  • Provided technical writing assistance with publication of HIV-related research, including literature reviews, writing, and editing.
  • Worked on-one-one with disabilities and ESL students.
  • Developed students' knowledge of MLA, APA and other styles.

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