I'm going to be entering my final year of a BA in English this September and I'm starting to think about what I'm going to do afterwards. Of course my ultimate goal is to be a full-time writer, but I don't see myself accomplishing that one in the next 12 months. So I'm wondering what kinds of "day jobs" are out there in the publishing industry.
I would do anything from slush-pile reading and up. If I could get in contact with some companies and ask what kinds of positions they generally have and what kind of experience/qualifications are required, I could start working on prepping myself now in hopes of becoming a better candidate once I graduate--however, my Google searches have so far been more overwhelming than helpful. Does anybody know exactly what kinds of (entry level?) jobs even exist in the industry? And what would be the best companies to contact, or where would be the best place to look?
Also, I'm in Canada.
And finally--I fear this part may be slightly trickier--what are the chances that any of these types of jobs could be done from home/a distance? I may be developing a desperate desire to split my time between more than one province after I graduate, and a job that I could do anywhere would be ideal.
Oh, and I'm not expecting something like what I'm talking about to be super high paying, but am I being reasonable thinking I could get by for a while on something like this while I work on writing?
Thanks in advance for any tips, advice, road maps or general thoughts and ideas