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 2019

18 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON11971

18 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON11971

October 2019

16 Business Processes in Editing EDIT509 EDIT509-ON11971

16 Document Design and Production for Editors EDIT240 EDIT240-ON11971

16 Stylistic Editing EDIT320 EDIT320-ON11971

30 Proofreading EDIT225 EDIT225-ON11972

November 2019

6 Editors and Editing: An Introduction EDIT110 EDIT110-ON11972

6 Grammar EDIT250 EDIT250-ON11972

6 Structural Editing EDIT330 EDIT330-ON11972

13 Copy Editing EDIT210 EDIT210-ON11972

13 Writing and Editing for the Web EDIT505 EDIT505-ON11972

January 2020

16 Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing BCPW210 BCPW210-ON12011

22 Final Project: Editing EDIT410 EDIT410-ON12011

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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