Editing

Secure foundational editing skills while learning about the latest trends and technologies to prepare for a successful publishing career.

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At a Glance

Type
Certificates
Enrollment
Part-time
Duration
9–24 months Part-time
Format
In-person, Remote, Hybrid
Cost
$1,150 per course
$5,750 for certificate

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Jun 8, 2021Online

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Learn The Chicago Manual of Style from the university that invented it. Along with core courses focused on manuscript editing, students will learn to use the emerging technologies and marketing tools that dramatically affect the industry.

The University of Chicago is home to The Chicago Manual of Style, an authoritative resource used widely in the publishing industry. Our Editing program offers a focused sequence of courses designed to prepare individuals to enter the publishing industry and to help current editing professionals build skills and knowledge for career advancement. In addition to core courses focused on manuscript editing, students have the opportunity to engage with emerging technologies and marketing tools that dramatically affect publishing professionals today. 

Designed For

Designed to prepare individuals to enter the publishing industry and to help current editing professionals build skills and knowledge for career advancement.

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Certificate in Editing Curriculum

See our range of courses designed to help you advance your publishing career.

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Learn with Leaders in Editing

The Editing Certificate is enhanced through connections with the University of Chicago Press, and editors from the press are among the instructors in the program. Since 1906, the University has published The Chicago Manual of Style, an authoritative resource in the publishing industry. Now in its 17th edition, The Chicago Manual of Style is the required text for the Editing Certificate.

Editing Career Outlook

Amidst the rise of social media, e-readers, and online content, digital-savvy graduates looking to shape the future of publishing can choose from a bevy of possible career paths, including editorial, production, publicity, and marketing. Having technical and digital proficiency offers editors a tremendous advantage in a digital-first landscape.

Potential Job Titles for Editing Students

  • Acquisitions Editor

  • Assignment Editor

  • Assistant/Associate Editor

  • Development Editor

  • Editorial Assistant

  • Managing Editor

Potential Salary for Editing Careers

$ 61 k

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, editors earn an average annual salary of $61,370 and an average hourly wage of $29.50.

“This course has supported my established philosophy of editing and helped me build my knowledge base. I have always believed that an editor’s job is to enhance and improve the author’s words without commandeering the manuscript. The Editing certificate reinforced that belief, and has given me some additional tools in my arsenal so that I can better serve the author. I now know how to explain why an error is wrong, not just that it sounds weird."

Christine Parker, Editing Student and Book Editor

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