Pivot: Writing Your Next Job Description

Date: September 15, 2022

Time: 4-5 p.m. Eastern


Many editors and writers have felt stuck in their careers in the last few years. You may not know where to start when looking for a new career path. Editors and writers are great communicators and have the skills to position themselves into any field or situation.  

Learn how you can pivot your career into a new field using the editing skills you already have. ACES member Kelly Lauturner moved from the field of consumer goods to technology and will give you tips to help change your career path. 

Three key takeaways:

1. Volunteer to Write for Others.
Many non-profit organizations, PTAs, kids' sports teams and can use help with their newsletters, websites, social media and blogs. You may not get paid for these pieces, but they can help start your portfolio and you can build a relationship with someone that can vouch for your skills.

2. Start a Digital Portfolio
You don't need to have a paper portfolio for writing but links and pdfs can be collected digitally.

Save anything you write that shows off your skills, even if it's a business letter, minutes from an event, or a letter of recommendation to your friend's condo board. 

3. Network
Everything comes back to networking. Talk to friends, family, and people you share tour commute with to look for new opportunities. If you're more of a digital person, share your writing on social media to build a network. 

Cost: Free for ACES members/$30 for nonmembers

Click here to register for this webcast. If you get an error message saying you are not eligible to take this form, you may have already registered. If you have already registered, scroll to the bottom of this page and click the title of the course to the left of the paper clip icon.

About the presenter:

Kelly Lauturner has been a storyteller since childhood, creating backyard plays. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marist College with a B.A. in English and began her career in the non-profit world. 

Kelly spent over 10 years as the Catalog Proofreader and Production Coordinator with Amscan, a wholesale division of Party City and is now the Writer and Editor of Marketing Content with the Opkey software company in 2022. She began volunteering with ACES in 2017, assisting with newsletters and conferences. Kelly is an active volunteer with Dress for Success of Northern New Jersey, helping women in rejoin the workforce. 

In her free time, Kelly enjoys attending concerts, yoga classes, ice skating and hiking with her boyfriend. 


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