The Editing Certificate is a focused sequence of courses designed to prepare individuals for employment in today's publishing industry.
In addition to core courses focused on manuscript editing, students can take electives and learn about the emerging technologies and marketing tools that dramatically affect publishing professionals today.
Required courses are offered 2-4 times a year and electives 1 time a year. All in-person courses are held in a convenient, 3-day intensive seminar format at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, located in downtown Chicago.
Beginning in January, 2014 the Graham School will be offering online sections of the Basic Manuscript Editing course. Intermediate Manuscript Editing, Advanced Manuscript Editing, Editing Electronically, and limited electives will be available online beginning in Fall 2014.
Online courses will be 4-6 weeks long, with live classroom sessions once a week. Between the weekly synchronous sessions, participants complete required readings, assignments, and self-study activities. All participants' equipment and software must meet minimal technical standards for online learning.
Students must take 5 courses (4 required and 1 elective) to attain a certificate. Students may decide on the course format.
Required courses are:
- Basic Manuscript Editing
- Intermediate Manuscript Editing
- Advanced Manuscript Editing
- Editing Electronically
At a minimum, you will need the following hardware and software to participate in the Graham School’s online programs:
- Access to a modern computer
- Reliable high-speed Internet access via cable, Ethernet, or WiFi
- A recent version of a reliable internet browser
- An email account and service that is dependable and easily accessible at various times of the day
- A basic microphone for participation in group discussions
- A sound card and speakers for participation in group discussions
View the system and software requirements in greater detail. If your computer is less than two years old and you are running the internet with a high-speed connection, you should have no trouble using the learning management system or downloading the software you need to participate.
To apply to the program students should:
- Hold a BA
- Have a desire to contribute to the publishing field
- Completed application with supporting statement and current professional resume
- Students may take up to 1 course (as long as it has no pre-requisites) without applying to the program. An application must be on file before students register for a second course