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

2–10 weeks/course

$308–$882/course

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

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September 2020

9 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12071

9 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12071

9 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON12071

10 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12071

16 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12071

16 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12071

17 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 BCPW210-ON12071

24 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12072

October 2020

7 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12071

8 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12073

14 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON12071

21 Freelancing for Editors EDIT509 EDIT509-ON12071

21 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON12071

28 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON12071

28 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12072

November 2020

4 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12072

4 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12072

4 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12072

4 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12072

4 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON12072

January 2021

7 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12111

13 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12111

13 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON12111

13 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12111

20 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12111

20 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON12111

27 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON12111

February 2021

17 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12112

18 Advanced Study in Writing for Business and the Professions BCPW205 BCPW205-ON12113

24 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12112

24 Freelancing for Editors EDIT509 EDIT509-ON12111

24 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12111

March 2021

3 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON12111

3 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON12111

10 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON12112

10 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12112

17 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON12112

24 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON12113

24 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON12112

31 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON12112

31 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON12113

31 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON12113

May 2021

27 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 BCPW210-ON12141

September 2021

30 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 BCPW210-ON12171

Part-Time Certificate Program

Online

12 courses

Finish in 2 years

$5,849–$6,025

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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