Courses in the Editing certificate program are designed to prepare students to enter the publishing industry and to help current editing professionals build skills and knowledge for career advancement.

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The goals of the Editing program are that every learner will effectively:

  • Describe and manage the publishing process and the role and responsibility of the copy editor
  • Use The Chicago Manual of Style as an editing tool
  • Develop strategies for approaching an editing or proofing project

Classes are available both online and in-person at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago.

Editing Program Structure

  • Four required courses and one elective
  • Class sizes are small, ranging from 10-20 students per course
  • Students can complete the certificate in as little as three quarters

Editing Curriculum

 

Core Courses

COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE LOCATION
Basic Manuscript Editing EDIT11100 Available online or in-person at the Gleacher Center
Intermediate Manuscript Editing EDIT11200 Available online or in-person at the Gleacher Center
Advanced Manuscript Editing EDIT11300 Available online or in-person at the Gleacher Center
Editing Electronically EDIT11400 Available online or in-person at the Gleacher Center

Plus One Elective

COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE LOCATION
Introduction to Acquisition Editing EDIT21100 Gleacher Center
Introduction to Developmental Editing EDIT21300 Gleacher Center
Essentials of Grammar for Professionals EDIT21400 Available online or in-person at the Gleacher Center
Copyright for Publishing Professionals EDIT21500 Available online or in-person at the Gleacher Center
Designing and Editing Tables and Graphs MEWE21700 Gleacher Center
Freelancing for Medical Writers and Editors MEWE21900 Available online or in-person at the Gleacher Center
Medical Copyediting MEWE30100 Online

Online and In-Person Class Formats

Classes are offered in two formats: online or in-person. Students may take all courses online or enroll in a combination of online and in-person courses.

ONLINE

IN-PERSON

4 to 6 weeks course length

Courses are offered in a convenient 3-day seminar format at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago

Weekly live class sessions, offered weekday evenings or Saturday mornings

Seminar schedule is Thursday–Saturday from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Between the weekly synchronous sessions, participants complete required readings, assignments, and self-study activities

 

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