Over the last 5 years, I have attended the following workshops at AMWA conferences in order to earn my Essential Skills certificate:
Statistics for Medical Writers and Editors
Elements of Medical Terminology
Essential Ethics for Medical Communicators
Establishing Style: Exploring and Developing In-House Guides
Tables and Graphs
Basic Grammar I
Punctuation for Clarity and Style
Essential Skills Certificate
At the AMWA Conference, I participated in the Tweet Away Contest and won Most Retweeted Tweet!
At the AMWA Annual Conference in October 2013, I took the BELS exam for the second time. After studying a bit more than I did the first time I took the exam, and having a better idea of what was expected in the exam, I passed!
I am now a certified Editor in the Life Sciences, hence the ELS after my name.
For more information on the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences: http://www.bels.org/index.cfm