Editing Certificate

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


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Get a Career Boost with a UChicago Edge

The University of Chicago is home to The Chicago Manual of Style—an authoritative resource widely used in the publishing industry. Our professional development certificate program in Editing offers a focused sequence of courses crafted to prepare individuals entering the publishing industry, and to help current editing professionals build in-demand skills they can apply to their careers. 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.

A Competitive Advantage You Can Take to Work

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Editing Certificate Program Structure

The editing certificate with synchronous sessions focuses on building technical skills with instruction covering all levels of editing and marketing tools impacting the publishing industry. ​​The five-course program is enhanced through connections with The University of Chicago Press and can be completed in as little as nine months, part-time.

By the end of the program you will have learned to:

  • Describe and manage the publishing process, and the role and responsibility of the copy editor
  • Master The Chicago Manual of Style as an editing tool
  • Develop strategies for approaching an editing or proofing project
  • Navigate and implement emergent marketing technologies
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By Professionals, For Professionals

Our instructors are active practitioners in their fields who have an average of fifteen years of industry experience.

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Flexible Formats, Competitive Costs

An affordable, part-time, online Editing certificate program that works around your schedule.

Leslie Keros, Editing instructor

The class is geared for people who want to edit professionally and who want to expand their Microsoft Word toolkit by really delving into its nooks and crannies. Students gain a better sense of how they can use Word to enhance the quality of their work and make it more thorough.

Leslie Keros, Lecturer, Editing certificate

Learn From the Best

Ranked #12 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Chicago is a proven innovator who can help set you apart on the job market. Designed for working healthcare professionals, this certificate program will provide you instructional expertise and an extensive alumni community that can help fast-track your editing and writing career today.


UChicago Campus in the fall.