Become a professional editor

Editors are at the heart of great writing. They read critically; help writers communicate clearly and eloquently; check facts; and manage grammar, spelling, punctuation and style. They shape nearly everything we read, working in business, journalism, government, publishing, health care, education and the non-profit sector.

Our courses will help you become a key part of the writing and publishing process by sharpening your editorial eye, honing your proofreading skills, and teaching you to communicate effectively with writers.

Program graduate Megan on advancing in her editing career

Editing Certificate

SFU's part-time, online Editing Certificate will take your skills to the next level and prepare you to join the world of publishing and freelance editing. You may take the program in Vancouver, online or through a combination of both methods.

Editing courses and workshops (available individually)

If you're not ready to apply to the Editing Certificate, you're welcome to take editing courses one at a time. The following editing courses and workshops begin within the next three months, but many other courses and workshops are also open for registration.

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