Careers area - Catalan Language and Literature Programme - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Catalan Language and Literature

Publishing

Careers paths

  • Publishing producer and manager: specific expert in various fields of the publishing chain (writing, editing and proofreading; production and printing; promotion and communication).

  • Critical editor: preparation and publication of a work on the basis of the reconstruction of the most probable original of a text based on the examination and comparison of the manuscripts or printed editions in which it has been conveyed.

  • Literary critic: analysis and evaluation of a literary work in various formats.

  • Professional reader - reading report writer: writing assessment reports in line with style guides, subject criteria, etc. aimed at the publishing house to decide on the publication of a work.

  • Literary agent: someone who works on commission promoting an author and their work.

  • Events manager and organiser: organisation and planning of work presentation events, opening of publishing-related facilities and trade fairs.

  • Educational materials writer or advisor: writing specific contents for publishing houses that publish educational works.

  • Expert in lexicography, terminology and neology: producing dictionaries, lexicons and glossaries; terminology setting or creation of speciality languages, marking and systematisation of knowledge sources.

  • Expert in writing grammar books and other reference works

  • Writing adapted literary works according to "Easy Reading" standards

  • Literary creation (writers)

  • Proofreader: revision of works to ensure the linguistic quality of the text.

  • Language advisor: guidance and advice regarding standard Catalan language issues (revision of texts, answering language queries and advice on language tools).

  • Translator: translation of texts from another language into Catalan in various formats.

Complementary and specialisation training

A degree in Catalan Language and Literature gives graduates the essential skills they will need to work in these professions. However, in most cases complementary postgraduate training is recommended or even required. This specialist complementary training can be obtained by taking a range of postgraduate courses, which include the following:

You should also always remember the great importance of ongoing language learning to increase employment potential. In fact, for some professional profiles we show, it is essential to have other languages as well. As is widely known, there are many public and private institutions that offer foreign language teaching; here, we simply limit ourselves to mentioning the UOC Language School: