Making a career change is always a bit daunting. It can be hard enough to get an edge in your current field, never mind entering another. Fortunately, courses and diploma programs can make the transition much simpler, and many students are enrolling in them to get a solid handle on their chosen industry. One such student who used this to her advantage is Mindy Fichter, who completed the Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking diploma program this past December. She had this to say about her experience:
Earning an advanced diploma in Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking at New York University’s School of Professional Studies has been integral in achieving my career goals. Adjunct Professor Thomas Claire has created a program that immerses students in industry knowledge and values practical application. After completing the program, I was able to land freelance proofreading assignments with book publishers in New York City, and now work full-time as a managing editor at Penguin Random House. The skills learned through these courses helped me make a career change of a lifetime.
Fichter started her career in publicity, but was able to use these courses to switch into a job she wanted more. When entering a field like publishing, which can be incredibly competitive, it’s worth seeking out programs that will allow you to stand out from everyone else.
For those who want to make their own career shifts, you can learn more about the Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking diploma program on our website. There are also a number of other diploma programs you can participate in, including 3D Designing and 3D Printing, Professional Translation, and many others.