Last night, I was one of the millions glued to my TV watching Kavya Shivashankar spell her way to winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee. I spent three hours transfixed by the competition and was in complete awe of those composed middle-schoolers.
I actually knew one word: neufachtel neufchatel. That’s not so good for a person who writes for a living (and former sixth runner-up in the 1987 New Orleans citywide spelling bee), but at least I got one correct, right?
If you’re one of those people who can knock out a crossword puzzle in no time flat, was spellbound by “Spellbound” or corrects the spelling and grammar on everyday things like menus and emails, perhaps a job that taps into your wordy nature would be fitting.
Even if you can’t spell “laodicean,” here are 10 jobs that make the most of your love of language:
(Click on the words to find open jobs.)
10. Data Entry Clerk