OCCUPATION THESAURUS

BOOK CONSERVATOR



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Book conservators assess books and other documents through careful handling to determine how best to preserve them, preventing further deterioration. They then restore the item to the best of their ability given its current condition. Knowledge about the restoration process, materials to be used, and history of the object is essential.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Because multiple skill sets and expertise in a variety of subjects are required for this occupation, most employers prefer that their conservators obtain a master's degree in conservation. Prior experience through an internship or apprenticeship is usually recommended and the conservator must be proficient in many restoration techniques. Often a person in this profession will also be able to read and speak various languages.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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