In the Editing certificate, students learn foundational editing skills and discuss new trends and technologies to help prepare for a career in the publishing industry. Additionally, the University of Chicago is home to The Chicago Manual of Style, an authoritative resource used widely in the publishing industry.
The Editing certificate 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 learn about the emerging technologies and marketing tools that dramatically affect publishing professionals today.
The Editing Certificate is enhanced through connections with the University of Chicago Press. Editors from the University of Chicago 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.
The Professional Development team provides various services to students including career advising, webinars, networking events, and an alumni scholarship program. Current students and alumni are encouraged to learn more about the Student Advisory Board.
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