Thank you for your interest in DearEnglishMajor.com!
My name is Alyssa W. Christensen and I’m the creator and English major behind the blog. After graduating from college, I had no idea what kind of career I wanted to pursue. (Not only did I attend a liberal arts school, but my emphasis was in creative writing, specifically poetry, which didn't exactly set me up on a lucrative career track.) My idea of what I could do with an English major was limited, and even after an internship at a publishing company, I still felt like my options were few and far between. But after some serious searching, countless cover letters, my first couple of jobs and diving into the world of freelancing, I learned that there are a ton of options out there for us wordsmiths!
My goal is for DearEnglishMajor.com to be a place for current or recently graduated English students to gain knowledge and a sense of direction regarding their careers. A big part of this includes featuring stories from people who are pursuing writing and editing careers, no matter the shape or form.
Whether you’re an editor for an e-commerce site, a copywriter for a real estate company or a full-time freelancer, we're interested in featuring you and your story!
You must have graduated with a degree in English (or a similar writing-related degree).
You must be making a living or working part-time in a job in which writing and/or editing is the focus.
You must submit your resume (a link to your LinkedIn profile is great).
You must be able to provide a headshot (Facebook profile-esque shots are perfect. They don’t have to be professional, but do try to avoid out of focus shots.)