Part-time, online Editing Certificate

Our graduates

Editing career options

Our alumni have taken on a number of editing roles after graduating with the Editing Certificate:

  • Editing responsibilities in their places of employment
  • Freelance contract work with individual publishers
  • Web editing for e-magazines and blogs
  • Further education in graduate programs in publishing, graphic design, or English

Hear from our alumni and students

Alicia Chantal found her calling working as an editor

"I’m grateful to be at the point where I not only enjoy my job, but have found my calling," says Alicia Chantal. "Editing is where I am meant to be.” Read more

How novelist Roxanne Snopek plans to help other writers find their voice 

As an established author with several works of fiction under her belt, Roxanne Snopek now wants to help aspiring writers learn and grow as an editor. Read more

An immigrant childhood inspired Natalia Iwanek’s career in accessible communication

Growing up in a multilingual immigrant family inspired Natalia Iwanek to pursue a career in editing. Read more

Student Mark Grill landed a publishing job he loves

“I wanted a certificate from a reputable institution and program that would allow potential clients and/or employers to trust that I know my stuff,” says Mark Grill, explaining how he ended up at SFU. Read more

Michelle van der Merwe has been a finalist for the Tom Fairley Award

"The program gave me a fantastic foundation of knowledge and skills, and the Editing Certificate gave me the confidence to get out there," says Michelle van der Merwe. Read more

Wendy transformed her affinity with words into her own editing business

"It’s strange being a business owner, after decades of working in the public sector in health care," explains Wendy Barron. "But I love being my own boss." Read more

Robin-Eliece brought her past skills and experience to her new career

“I needed to find something that would still interest me, give me a new perspective and allow me to work with different kinds of people in different fields,” says Robin-Eliece Mercury. “Bingo—editing.” Read more

Marj Drury traded retirement for her second love

Most people are finishing things at 60—but after years of teaching, Marj Drury decided to try a new industry. After finishing our Editing Certificate, she traded in her career as a nursing instructor for a career in editing. Read more

Megan on advancing in her editing career