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Publishing Career

by Klaartje Posted 21st Oct 2013 at 8:47 AM - Updated 12th Nov 2013 at 9:01 PM by Klaartje68 : Added info about translations
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
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Have you always felt that being a literature major should be a little more rewarding than becoming a Slacker or a Criminal? Do you feel that although your own creative writing is not up to par, you are the best person to offer writers un-asked advice about their stories? Then a career in publishing might be perfect for you! This career takes you through all the different aspects of the publishing process and you can even start working for the publishing company as a teen! If you are one of the lucky ones with a literature major, this will give you a boost when you start your career.

I have created two different versions: an adult career and a teen/elder career. Each version comes with chance cards for each level. The skills required for the adult career are: creativity, charisma and logic. The skills required for the teen/elder career are: charisma and logic. The career reward is the golf course from the business career.

Important Information
  • No expansion packs required. Uniforms, carpool and career reward are all from basegame careers.
  • EP compatible.
  • Teen/Elder career is linked to Adult career. When teens grow up, they automatically move on to the adult career.
  • Literature major is linked to Adult career, which means that sims with a literature degree can start the career at a higher level.
  • A degree is not required for this career, so University Life is not required.
  • Both careers have their own Guid, they do not overwrite Maxis careers.
  • All levels of both careers have their own chance cards.
  • Teen/Elder career requires the following skills: charisma and logic.
  • Adult career requires the following skills: charisma, creativity and logic.

I have received a few PMs asking about translations. If you want to translate it for your own private use, that is of course absolutely fine. However, please do not share your translations anywhere. If you are willing to provide me with a translation, that's great! Please leave a comment and I'll send you all the information.

I have tested the career and checked all texts for spelling errors and everything should be fine. However, I'm only human so please inform me if you find any mistakes or problems.

Additional Credits:
Without the following people, this career would have taken at least another year to finish. Thanks to: karen lorraine for providing me with info on real life publishing houses, Leefish for always being right about everything and Echo for answering my questions in the create forum.
Also, thanks to the writers of the different tutorials here at MTS and the creators of SimPE and Bidou's career editor.

Age: Teen Adult Elder
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: All

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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Constant Contestant
staff: moderator THANKS POST
#2 Old 21st Oct 2013 at 12:34 PM
Thank you Klaartje, for a brilliant career and happy to help
Field Researcher
#3 Old 21st Oct 2013 at 2:31 PM Last edited by ijustneedsomeeyes : 22nd Oct 2013 at 1:39 AM.
Finally, Ophelia Nigmos will no longer need me to make her out-of-character to give her good jobs! (It doesn't make sense for her to be Captain Hero. :/ Johnny, yes. Ophelia? No.)
#4 Old 21st Oct 2013 at 4:15 PM
Just installed it. I have over 80 careers, including all of the Maxis ones. I always check for overlap just in case. No problems found with any of my existing careers. Looking forward to trying it. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 21st Oct 2013 at 5:58 PM
Shalom. Thank you for this newest career. Many of my Sims are writers and this is a great addition to my game. I am writing a story about Bella Goth and her travels. This career will be perfect.
Forum Resident
#6 Old 21st Oct 2013 at 10:35 PM
I've never tried out custom careers before, but yours has made me want to- thanks so much!
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Original Poster
#7 Old 21st Oct 2013 at 11:23 PM
Thank you for all your lovely comments! Mac, thanks for checking whether it conflicts, I've only bought TS2 recently, so don't have a large downloads folder yet to check things with
Test Subject
#8 Old 22nd Oct 2013 at 6:02 PM
This is awesome! Although as a creative writer and an aspiring editor, I resent the comment about writing not being up to par... ;] Nice job.
Test Subject
#9 Old 25th Oct 2013 at 1:41 AM
thank you 4 uploading.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 4:48 AM
Thank you, this is an excellent idea. Can't wait to try it in game. So many of my 'wishful writer' sims are going to love this.
#11 Old 1st Feb 2014 at 5:58 AM
Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Feb 2014 at 2:00 PM
Love the colors - thanks for all your hard work... Cheers from TheGrumpyOldGal2
Constant Contestant
staff: moderator THANKS POST
#13 Old 6th Apr 2014 at 6:57 PM
Congratulations on the 'Pick' :D
#14 Old 13th Jun 2014 at 5:22 PM
Lovely looking career and perfect for one of my Sims! Thank you so much for this!!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 7:20 AM
nice job there Klaartie! :)
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 6:34 AM
This is a great career,and one my creative Sims will enjoy!
#18 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 8:56 AM
Thanks Klaartje, love that teens go straight into it when they grow up!
Test Subject
#19 Old 3rd Feb 2016 at 3:13 AM
Hi, this is awesome! May I help you doing a spanish translation so I can use it in my game? :D
#20 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 8:43 PM
thank you
Test Subject
#21 Old 29th Oct 2017 at 8:21 AM
Hey :) Thanks for creating this career :) I'm looking forward to check it out. Also if you still want to have some more translations of it, then I'm willing to translate it into Polish :) Just mail me or something ;)