Editing

Guide writers to their best work

Expand your editorial skills or get set to launch your career as an editor. Our editing courses and certificate program will provide you with the professional tools and techniques you need to polish diverse writing styles and work effectively with writers.

  • Take fully online courses on a flexible schedule
  • Learn from experienced working editors
  • Build a professional network of peers
  • Develop the competencies required for Editors Canada certification

Courses

online

3–10 weeks/course

$350–$930/course

Take our fully online courses one at a time to suit your work schedule.

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September 2021

22 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12171

22 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON12171

23 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12172

29 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12172

30 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12173

October 2021

6 Freelancing for Editors EDIT509 EDIT509-ON12171

7 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12174

13 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON12171

13 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12172

20 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12173

27 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12173

27 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON12172

27 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12173

27 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON12172

November 2021

3 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12174

3 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12173

4 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 BCPW210-ON12172

10 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12174

10 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12172

10 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON12172

17 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12175

17 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12174

January 2022

5 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12211

5 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12211

6 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12211

12 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12211

12 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12211

19 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON12211

19 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12211

19 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON12211

20 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 BCPW210-ON12211

26 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON12211

26 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON12211

27 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12212

February 2022

2 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12212

9 Freelancing for Editors EDIT509 EDIT509-ON12211

16 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12213

17 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12213

March 2022

9 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12213

9 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12214

9 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12212

16 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON12212

16 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12214

23 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12214

23 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON12212

30 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON12212

30 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12215

30 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12215

May 2022

4 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12241

4 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12241

4 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12241

5 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12241

11 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12241

18 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12241

19 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12242

25 Freelancing for Editors EDIT509 EDIT509-ON12241

26 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 BCPW210-ON12241

June 2022

1 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON12241

8 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON12241

15 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12242

22 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12243

July 2022

6 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON12241

13 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON12242

13 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12244

20 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12242

27 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12244

27 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12243

27 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON12242

August 2022

3 Freelancing for Editors EDIT509 EDIT509-ON12242

September 2022

7 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12271

7 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON12271

7 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12271

8 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12271

8 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 BCPW210-ON12271

14 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12271

14 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12271

14 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON12271

21 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12271

21 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON12271

22 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12272

28 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12272

October 2022

5 Freelancing for Editors EDIT509 EDIT509-ON12271

6 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12273

12 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON12271

19 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12273

26 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12273

26 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12273

November 2022

2 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12272

3 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 BCPW210-ON12272

9 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12274

9 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12272

9 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON12272

16 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12275

16 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12274

Part-Time Certificate Program

Online

12 courses

Finish in 2 years

$6,511–$6,716

Our hands-on Editing Certificate can prepare you for a successful editing career in as little as two years.

You'll learn to:

  • Identify and correct errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage
  • Develop and follow editorial style guides
  • Improve a document through structural and stylistic editing
  • Work effectively with writers and designers

Through a choice of electives, you can also build specialized skills in indexing, plain language, technical writing and editing, and more.

Is this program for you?

We’ve designed our certificate for new or experienced editors. Our students include professionals who:

  • Plan to launch a career in editing or publishing
  • Wish to validate work experience with formal training
  • Need to prepare for professional certification
  • Require skills and credentials to work as a freelance editor

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