Professional Copyediting and Proofreading Certificate
Self-paced course, 100% online, 4 Months to complete, Begin anytime
The Professional Technical Copyediting Certificate is designed to introduce
students to the practice of being a technical editor. Students are offered an
opportunity to learn the different levels of editing, including mechanical,
copyediting, proofreading, and comprehensive editing. Other topics include
the editor’s role in the publication cycle, collaboration with writers and authors,
and the creation and use of style guides. Basic procedures for editing and
proofreading are discussed. The role of the editor in the online medium
sometimes blurs distinctions between design, content, technical, marketing,
and this is assessed in the context of the evolving role of editing online content.
Other issues discussed include word choice, consistency, sentence structure, and
visual design. Weekly assignments and self-assessments assist students in
understanding and mastering technical editing principles.
In this certificate, you will have the opportunity to:
Edit various types of media for grammar, word choice, design, and layout.
Create style sheets and produce a final document that has gone through a comprehensive edit.
Become knowledgeable about different editing methods and how to best convey feedback to an author.
Analyze content and share your feedback.
The Professional Technical Copyediting Certificate consists of the
following three courses:
Course 1: Mechanical Editing
Course 2: Usage, Proofreading, and Editing Online Content
Course 3: Comprehensive Editing