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Editing

  • Builds Skills in Editing and Proofreading
  • Explores Roles of Editors
  • Provides Networking Opportunities

Today editing requires a sense of style and form, as well as the flexibility and technical know-how to edit across platforms. These courses provide skills from acquiring and editing book and magazine articles to copyediting traditional and online text. Learn to develop manuscripts that reflect the voice and point of view of the writer and the publisher, while fashioning text into highly readable prose. Learn more about the Certificate in Professional Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Digital Copyediting

This course explores the digital landscape and the copy desks within it, allowing for a deeper understanding of the industry.

2020 Fall
1 section

Copyediting and Proofreading Books

This hands-on course provides intensive training in the fundamentals of copyediting and proofreading books.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

A Career in Copyediting: Freelancing Is the New Black

Hone both your copyediting skills and your professionalism, and receive expert advice on how to get hired at either a magazine or book publisher.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Fact-Checking for Accuracy

Learn to develop effective fact-checking strategies to apply in any field of publishing.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Mastering English Grammar

Review the eight principal parts of speech, and gain an understanding of how they work together syntactically to form sentences.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Video Copyediting

This course provides a hands-on look at copyediting for video, including script editing, fact-checking reported video content, and closed captioning.

Magazine Copyediting

Learn how magazine copyediting—for both print and digital formats—differs from book copyediting in a fundamental day-to-day way.