Editing Certificate

Launch your career as an editor or validate your experience with a respected credential. Following Editors Canada Professional Editorial Standards, our online certificate program covers the four stages of editing: structural, stylistic, copy editing and proofreading, as well as editorial roles, the publishing process and more. You’ll gain the professional tools and techniques you need to polish diverse writing styles and work effectively with writers and designers.

Overview

Courses: 10 + electives
Format: Part-time
Location: Online

Next online info session:
Wed, 04 Sep 2024 12:00 PM PDT
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Why this program?

  • Develop the key competencies required for Editors Canada certification
  • Build marketable skills in your choice of specialized areas
  • Learn from experienced working editors
  • Take fully online courses on a flexible schedule
  • Start with individual courses and apply to the program at any time
  • Graduate with a certificate that confers SFU alumni status along with its benefits

Format

Part-time

Location

Online

Program completion

2–5 years (from start date of first course)
To graduate, complete all courses with a minimum average grade of B- (70%).

Course duration

3–10 weeks (9–30 instructional hours)

Course work

6–10 hours/week

Schedule

Self-paced within set deadlines

Courses

Required courses in recommended order (but take in any order, except EDIT410, which should be completed last): 

Elective courses (minimum 24 hours; choose from list):

Learning materials

See individual courses for textbook details

Cost

$350–$930/course, not including textbooks
$75 program application fee

Application info

No application deadline. Take individual courses and apply to the program at any time.

Do you live in B.C.? 
If you’re eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant, sign up for our email list to receive updates on potential fall 2024 funding. 

Application requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Mature students who do not meet this requirement may qualify with at least 5 years of appropriate experience
  • Advanced English Language Requirements

See Application details for more info.

Register for individual courses at any time, with the option to apply to the program later.

Course Name
Start Date
Location
Instructor
Cost
Seats Available
Action
Start DateWed, Jun 19, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorJessie Johnston
Cost$452.00
Seats Available8
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jun 19, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorJudy Phillips
Cost$555.00
Seats Available0
Start DateWed, Sep 11, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorJessie Johnston
Cost$452.00
Seats Available21
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Sep 11, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$668.00
Seats Available21
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Sep 11, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorElizabeth Rains
Cost$668.00
Seats Available9
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Sep 18, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorJudy Phillips
Cost$555.00
Seats Available20
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Sep 18, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorLucy Kenward
Cost$452.00
Seats Available22
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Sep 18, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$555.00
Seats Available22
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Sep 19, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorVlad Konieczny
Cost$930.00
Seats Available3
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Sep 25, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Sep 25, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$555.00
Seats Available19
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Oct 2, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorWendy Barron
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Oct 3, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorNick Rockel
Cost$930.00
Seats Available15
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Oct 9, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorHeidi Turner
Cost$350.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Oct 9, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$668.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Oct 10, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorVlad Konieczny
Cost$930.00
Seats Available18
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Oct 16, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Oct 30, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorJudy Phillips
Cost$555.00
Seats Available21
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Oct 30, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorLana Okerlund
Cost$452.00
Seats Available22
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Oct 30, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorFlora Gordon
Cost$452.00
Seats Available21
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Oct 30, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorJessie Johnston
Cost$668.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Nov 6, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$452.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Nov 6, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$555.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Nov 13, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Nov 19, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorKari Hasselriis
Cost$350.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Nov 20, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorHeidi Turner
Cost$350.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jan 15, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jan 15, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available22
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jan 15, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$668.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jan 22, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$555.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jan 22, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$555.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jan 22, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$668.00
Seats Available19
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jan 29, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$555.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Feb 5, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Feb 5, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Feb 12, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$350.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Feb 19, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Mar 12, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$555.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Mar 12, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$668.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Mar 12, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$555.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Mar 19, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available23
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Mar 19, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$668.00
Seats Available20
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Mar 25, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$350.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Mar 26, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Mar 26, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Mar 26, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Mar 26, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$350.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, May 7, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, May 7, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available23
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, May 7, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$555.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, May 14, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$555.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, May 14, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, May 14, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, May 14, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$350.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, May 20, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$350.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, May 21, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$668.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, May 28, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$668.00
Seats Available20
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jun 4, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$555.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jun 18, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available23
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Jun 24, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$350.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jun 25, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$452.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jun 25, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$555.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateWed, Jul 9, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$668.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister

Enroll in the certificate program to:

  • Track your progress in your student account
  • Access potential tax credits
  • Be eligible to graduate when you finish

Do you live in B.C.?

If you’re eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant, sign up for our email list to receive updates on potential 2024 funding.

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