Mary Lanham

I have a couple questions related to training through organizations like ACES and the EFA, and how to present that to publishers. How should we summarize this kind of training on a resume or CV, since we can’t reference a specific certification or degree? Do publishers want to see a selected list of the kinds of courses we’ve taken, or is just referencing the professional organizations enough?

My second question is about how this kind of training compares to a certification through a school like the UC programs or the Graham School (in the eyes of a copy chief doing hiring). So far, I’ve opted to train through professional orgs because I wanted to include fiction skills, and the university programs skew to nonfiction. But I’m debating making the investment in a certificate at some point down the line if it would be a big help in working for larger publishers.