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
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.
1 Basic Proofreading EDIT220 EDIT220-ON11842
8 Stylistic Editing EDIT508 EDIT508-ON11842
15 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON11842
22 Business Processes in Editing EDIT509 EDIT509-ON11842
5 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON11872
5 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON11871
5 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON11871
6 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON11871
11 Plain Language Principles PLNL110 PLNL110-ON11871
12 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON11871
12 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON11871
19 Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TCOM230 TCOM230-ON11871
3 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON11871
3 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON11871
17 Business Processes in Editing EDIT509 EDIT509-ON11871
21 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON11871
27 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON11911