Cover image for I can get paid for that? : 99 creative careers to live a life less ordinary / Jo Stewart ; [illustrated by Stephanie Spartels].
I can get paid for that? : 99 creative careers to live a life less ordinary / Jo Stewart ; [illustrated by Stephanie Spartels].
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Melbourne, Australia : Smith Street Books, 2018.
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206 pages : colour illustrations ; 20 cm
This practical guide to 99 creative careers is here to help you open up to all of the incredible career possibilities out there. While some of the featured careers may not be for you, others may be the perfect fit for your skill set, interests, talents and curiosities. Beyond the obvious creative careers (painting, dancing, writing) there are many other sectors that require creative, enquiring minds.
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Stuck in a career rut--or finished studying and not sure which direction to take? This book will give you a path to a creative career.

This book is both an inspirational and a practical guidebook, and it profiles 99 interesting, unusual, and relatively unexplored creative career options--from smoke jumpers to fortune-cookie writers, truffle hunters to food stylists, and golf-ball divers to perfumers. While some of the featured careers may not be for everyone (taxidermy, anyone?) others may be the perfect fit for someone's skill set, interests, talents, and curiosities. This book is an uplifting, positive guide for those that like to think outside the box. Think of it as the alternative career guide your guidance counselor was too afraid to talk about.

Author Notes

Jo Stewart is a Melbourne-based writer and editor whose words and images have been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, VICE, International Traveller, yen, Canadian Geographic, Yahoo News, The Telegraph (UK), Metro (UK) and The Times (UK). From filing stories from a yacht in Antarctica to writing features from a swag in the Simpson Desert, Jo has worked on expeditions to some of the world's most isolated, unforgiving places, including the Shackleton: Death or Glory documentary project screened worldwide on Discovery Channel, SBS and PBS.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Airplane repossession agentp. 10
Animatorp. 12
Antarctic postal officerp. 14
Archaeologistp. 16
Art conservatorp. 18
Art therapistp. 20
Ballet dancerp. 22
Body farm, researcherp. 24
Body pain! artistp. 26
Brewerp. 28
Calligrapherp. 30
Celebrity agentp. 32
Celebrity stylistp. 34
Certified ethical hackerp. 36
Champagne consultantp. 38
Chief snifferp. 40
Chocolatierp. 42
Cigar sommelierp. 44
Clown doctorp. 46
Cocktail writerp. 48
Comedianp. 50
Composerp. 52
Conductorp. 54
Contortionistp. 56
Cosplayerp. 58
Costume designerp. 60
Court sketch artistp. 62
Graft beer historianp. 64
Creative coachp. 66
Criminal profilerp. 68
Crown jewellerp. 70
Cryptographerp. 72
Custom coffin makerp. 74
Diplomatp. 76
Discovery Channel camera operatorp. 78
Doll doctorp. 80
Drag queen/kingp. 82
Film criticp. 84
Fine art and antiques appraiserp. 86
Foley artistp. 88
Food stylistp. 90
Food tasterp. 92
Forensic artistp. 94
Fortune cookic writerp. 96
Futuristp. 98
Gamerp. 100
Glassblowerp. 102
Globe makerp. 104
Golf ball diverp. 106
Golf course designerp. 108
Greeting card writerp. 110
Heli-ski guidep. 112
Human scarecrowp. 114
Instagrammerp. 116
Laughter therapistp. 118
Letterpress printerp. 120
Life drawing modelp. 122
Location scoutp. 124
Luxury property caretakerp. 126
Magicianp. 128
Master distillerp. 130
Matchmakerp. 132
Millinerp. 134
Mournerp. 136
Movie body doublep. 138
National Geographic photographerp. 140
Negotiation consultantp. 142
Panda handlerp. 144
Parkour instructorp. 146
Penguin keeperp. 148
Perfumerp. 150
Personal shopperp. 152
Pet nannyp. 154
Poker playerp. 156
Political decoyp. 158
Puppeteerp. 160
Readerp. 162
Screenwriterp. 164
Skydiving instructorp. 166
Skywriterp. 168
Sleeperp. 170
Smokejumperp. 172
Snake milkerp. 174
Spacesuit design engineerp. 176
Speech writerp. 178
Spoken word poetp. 180
Sports psychologistp. 182
Sports statisticianp. 184
Storm chaserp. 186
Street artistp. 188
Superyacht captainp. 190
Tattoo artistp. 192
Taxidermistp. 194
Trackerp. 196
Travel writerp. 198
Truffle hunterp. 200
Volcanologistp. 202
Weaverp. 204
Wig makerp. 206