Following a lead that educational writing is a buoyant market I have made a pitch at a publisher who has expressed an interest and wants to have my first draft finished by mid March. It's going to be tight.
I did a lot of research into the market and it is still providing opportunities to writers. Educational writing currently comes in many shapes and sizes. Some educational writers pen books for companies like Scholastic Teaching Resources, Libraries Unlimited, Wright Group, and Enslow Publishers. There is also the opportunity to create lesson plans, testing passages, and even captions for illustrations in encyclopaedias. Some work for developmental houses that contract with educational publishers. Experienced education writers receive book contracts from editors without even pitching ideas.
It seems that educational writing is lucrative, especially during a time when many freelance writers are struggling to find jobs, and publishers aren’t handing out as many contracts. The education writing market is still providing writers with opportunities. Several experienced writers claim this is how they got started, and claim educational writing is a great career—even without a teaching degree.
Definitely worth a go.