Should freelance writers get a certification?
Will having a certification help you to get more jobs or higher pay?
There’s no question that in some industries a certification is a definite advantage.
In accounting, for example, being a Certified Public Accountant often means earning more money. In the IT fields, having a certification can also help with your career. And there are plenty of IT certifications to choose from.
If two similar candidates apply for the same position, a certification could provide the competitive edge needed to get the job.
Does it work the same way for freelance writers?
I wanted to find out, so I identified 11 certifications for writers. I also contacted two certified writers to find out whether certification helped them.