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. 

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 few months, but many other courses and workshops are also open for registration.

October 2018

3 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON11871

3 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON11871

10 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON11872

17 Business Processes in Editing EDIT509 EDIT509-ON11871

17 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON11872

17 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON11873

17 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON11871

31 Basic Proofreading EDIT220 EDIT220-ON11871

31 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON11873

November 2018

7 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON11872

14 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON11872

14 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON11872

21 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON11871

February 2019

27 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON11911

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