Resource Library

Many of the following resources come straight from our expert career advisors—like the IU Career Guides. Some resources may be password protected, and others may require downloads. Have questions? Remember we’re here to help.

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  • Career Interest
  • Writing and Publishing

Career Guide

Additional Resources

  • Corporate Affiliations
    Provides corporate linkage information on nearly 200,000 of the most prominent parent companies and their affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions.


  • Dun & Bradstreet's Million Dollar Database
    Directory of public and private businesses in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico regardless of size with additional international business profiles.


  • Hoover's Online
    Company information on the largest and most influential public & private companies. Great for company research!


  • Authorlink
    All about publishing a book, getting help to convert a PDF to eBook, author interviews, directories, and keeping up with publishing industry news

  • Books AtoZ
    This site includes a list of publishing organizations in North America.

Additional Resources

  • Associations Unlimited
    You are required to sign in for this resource, but do not need to create an account.


  • Copyediting
    Go to articles, jobs and forums to learn more about copyediting careers


  • Ed 2010
    This site lists both paid and unpaid internships and full-time opportunities in the magazine industry.


  • Editor and Publisher
    Go to the news, jobs and resources sections for information about the editing and publishing field


  • Indiana Career Explorer
    Indiana Career Explorer will help you explore a world of possibilities, make decisions about your future, and prepare for the next step in your education and career planning journey. Depending on your grade level, you will use Kuder Navigator or Kuder Journey to achieve these goals. With a flexible step-by-step process, Kuder Journey is your solution for selecting the right major and preparing for your first career. Additionally, you can learn about how to access training opportunities and approach employers successfully. To access Indiana Career Explorer click on the link provided and follow the instructions to create your own unique account. Note: Do not use your IU username and password for this account.


  • Journalism Jobs
    Journalism Jobs posted and resources including fellowships and research tools


  • O*Net Online; English Language
    Job Summary information for individuals with a knowledge in the English language


  • O*Net Online; Writing
    Job Summary information for individuals with a skill in writing


  • Vocational Biographies
    For password protected resources, log in.


  • Association of American Publishers
    Go to the About, Public Policy and Issues and Media Center for information on the publishing career field.

  • Better Novel Project
    Listed in Writer’s Digest as one of 101 Best Websites for Writers, this site deconstructs bestsellers (such as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight) in order to discover what makes them great based on research.

  • Bookjobs
    Publishing jobs/internships posted, informational resources, hundreds of publisher profiles in the U.S. available, publishing programs and organizations for the user

  • Career Overview - Writing and Editing
    Job titles and skills

  • Careers in Publishing
    Career titles in publishing, ways into the industry, real life stories, and useful links

  • Careers in the Book Publishing Business


  • Community Word Project
    Train and work as a teaching artist or writer in NYC underserved classrooms or volunteer

  • Current Jobs for Graduates
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  • Editorial Freelancers Association

  • Editorial Freelancers Association Job List

  • Glossary of Writing Careers
    Job titles in writing and editing

  • Goins, Writer
    Lists resources to help every writer, communicator, and platform-builder including web hosting, blogging tools, writing, communities and courses, marketing, and publishing to name a few.

  • Helping Writers Become Authors
    Listed in Writer’s Digest as one of 101 Best Websites for Writers, this website offers resources on story structure, character arcs, workshops and webinars, as well as a story structure database

  • Media Bistro
    Jobs posted through media companies in communications industries

  • Modern Language Association
    The Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy.

  • National Writers Association Foundation

  • National Writers Union

  • Professional Scholarly Publishing

  • Society for Technical Communication
    The professional association that advances the arts and sciences of technical communication.

  • Society for Technical Communication Career Center

  • The Book Designer
    Practical advice to help build better books from planning, getting ready to publish, making print choices, and marketing your book

  • The Write Life
    Offers resources, writing tips, and posts to help writers create, connect, and earn.

  • Vault
    For password protected resources, log in.


  • Writer's Bucket List
    A community and network for creative writers and personal bloggers.

  • Writer's Digest
    Go to the articles, editors blog, education, and resources for information about writing careers.