Copyediting

  • Develop techniques to edit text for accuracy, clarity, and flow
  • Develop skills in-demand across all media types

Copy editors play roles essential to ensuring the consistency and accuracy of text and preparing manuscripts for publication. These skills are in demand across all types of media, including book, magazine, newspaper, and online publishing. Job opportunities are available through the robust freelance market and occasionally through full-time in-house positions, and the skills are transferable to all industries that utilize written communications.

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.

2022 Fall
2 sections

Bias in American Media: An Overview

In the era of “fake news,” it’s more important than ever to better understand the basics of reporting and hard-news...

2022 Fall
1 section

Introduction to the Media Industry

In this two-session course taught by a senior magazine editor with deep experience in newspaper, magazine, and digital media as well as...

2022 Fall
1 section

Copyediting and Proofreading Books

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

2022 Fall
1 section

Digital Copyediting

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

2022 Fall
1 section

Fact-Checking for Accuracy

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

2022 Fall
1 section

Mastering English Grammar

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

2022 Fall
1 section

Magazine Copyediting

Passion, whether for language or a specific topic, is at the core of this Magazine Copyediting course. In it you will learn the importance of...

Publishing Boot Camp: Book Editing

The art of shaping a manuscript into a publishable book is a key skill for those interested in careers in publishing. This workshop will provide...

Publishing Boot Camp: Marketing and Publicity

Every book may have an audience, but finding and reaching that audience takes skill, strategy, and a team of experts. In this Marketing and...