Publishing and Editing Programs

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Format: 06/24/2018
Format: 06/24/2018
American Copy Editors Society

American Copy Editors Society

NONE
ONLINE
This organization offers three-day national and single-day regional conferences that include workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and hands-on digital editing exercises.
Boston University, MA in Editorial Studies

Boston University, MA in Editorial Studies

MA
BOSTON, MA
This program prepares aspiring publishers, journalists, and librarians through a curriculum of general courses and concentration-specific electives that work toward completion of the required thesis.
Centennial College, Publishing Certificate

Centennial College, Publishing Certificate

CERTIFICATE
TORONTO, CANADA
This one-year program in book, magazine, and electronic publishing gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in full-time field placements with real publishing and related organizations.
City College of New York, Publishing Certificate

City College of New York, Publishing Certificate

CERTIFICATE
NEW YORK, NY
This program offers a core curriculum covering all subjects related to editorial, sales, marketing/publicity, and book composition/design and helps students develop their own specialized course of study.
Columbia Journalism School, Publishing Course

Columbia Journalism School, Publishing Course

NONE
NEW YORK, NY
This six-week course is specifically designed for recent graduates and acts as an introduction to print and digital publishing through a rigorous lecture and workshop structure. There is also a four-week program available at Oxford.
Emerson College, Certificate in Copyediting

Emerson College, Certificate in Copyediting

CERTIFICATE
BOSTON, MA
This program offers nine modules that cover all areas of copyediting, including grammar, style, and editing and are intended for professionals of all levels and specializations looking to develop or improve writing skills. Within the program, flexible scheduling allows each student to tailor this program to his or her own needs.
Florida State University, Certificate in Publishing and Editing

Florida State University, Certificate in Publishing and Editing

CERTIFICATE
TALLAHASSEE, FL
This program is designed for any current students or professionals wishing to gain practical skills in all areas of editing, writing, and publishing through flexible, easily accessible training. There is also the opportunity to complete an editing internship at one of many different possible venues to gain hands-on experience and build a portfolio.
Georgetown University Continuing Studies, Fundamentals of Dynamic Creative Writing

Georgetown University Continuing Studies, Fundamentals of Dynamic Creative Writing

NONE
WASHINGTON, DC
This six-session workshop is designed to train creative-minded students on the basic skills of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through in-class exercises, peer review, and discussion of contemporary work. Students will leave with the ability to compose specific styles of literature and with a greater aptitude for all types of writing.
Humber College, Certificate in Creative Book Publishing

Humber College, Certificate in Creative Book Publishing

CERTIFICATE
TORONTO, CANADA
This three-month program offers a curriculum of basic publishing courses, followed by a capstone project in which students choose three of four specializations (editorial, marketing, literary agenting/rights management, and advanced technology) and collaborate to build models for their own publishing companies.
Northwestern, Creative Writing Certificate

Northwestern, Creative Writing Certificate

CERTIFICATE
CHICAGO, IL
This postbaccalaureate program offers a customizable curriculum that is designed to prepare students for a graduate course of study in creative writing. Writing workshops help develop individual voice, strengthen command of different literary styles, and build each student’s writing portfolio.
NYU, MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media

NYU, MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media

MS
NEW YORK, NY
With an emphasis upon real-world, real-workplace learning, the 42-credit MS program provides students with a practical foundation in book publishing and magazine media, including a strong focus on digital. Through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on computer laboratory study of key digital platforms and social media, the MS in Publishing helps students master the key skills required for success in today’s publishing workplace.
Pace University, MS/Certificates in Publishing

Pace University, MS/Certificates in Publishing

MS
NEW YORK, NY
This department offers a comprehensive master’s degree as well as four certificate programs (book publishing, magazine publishing, business aspects of publishing, and digital publishing) available on-campus or online and targeted toward professionals looking to enhance their credentials.
Portland State University, MA in Writing with Book Publishing

Portland State University, MA in Writing with Book Publishing

MA, MS
PORLAND, OR
This master’s program offers foundational courses in book publishing, editing, design, and marketing as well as the opportunity to develop specialized skills through advanced courses, “experiential learning opportunities” with the Ooligan Press publishing house, and other local internships.
Poynter News University, Certificate in Editing

Poynter News University, Certificate in Editing

CERTIFICATE
ST. PETERSBURG, FL & ONLINE
This program is designed for people with some copyediting experience looking to refine and expand their communications skills. It includes six courses that cover basic editing and professional writing techniques and culminate in required assessments.
Rosemont College, MA in Publishing

Rosemont College, MA in Publishing

MA
ROSEMONT, PA
This program offers small classes in broad and genre-specific publishing, elective courses with the MFA (creative writing) and MBA programs, and work experience with the on-campus literary magazine.
Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies

Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies

CERTIFICATE
BURNABY, CANADA & ONLINE
This part-time online certificate program offers a wide range of courses that allow students to develop broad, practical editing and publishing knowledge and pursue specialized skills through a range of electives. It is designed to follow a two-year course of study and teaches through a combination of weekly modules, online discussions, and assignments.
Temple University, Certificate in Editing

Temple University, Certificate in Editing

CERTIFICATE
PHILADELPHIA, PA
This one-semester certificate program improves competency for professionals or aspiring editors through three required courses focused on proofreading and editing, located at one of Temple University’s two campuses.
UC Berkeley Extension, Certificate in Editing

UC Berkeley Extension, Certificate in Editing

CERTIFICATE
BERKELEY, CA & ONLINE
This four-course program is ideal for developing basic editing competency or refining more advanced, specialized skills and covers everything from grammar to emulating style.
UC Berkeley Extension, Certificate in Writing

UC Berkeley Extension, Certificate in Writing

CERTIFICATE
BERKELEY, CA & ONLINE
This postbaccalaureate program is designed for students looking to develop a publishable writing craft (and pursue a subsequent graduate degree) and build a portfolio through a curriculum of three required and five elective courses.
UC San Diego Extension, Copyediting Certificate

UC San Diego Extension, Copyediting Certificate

CERTIFICATE
SAN DIEGO, CA & ONLINE
This online program can be completed in nine to twelve months and includes weekly assignments that require both online and offline work. In addition to the four required courses, there are five recommended courses with more specialized topics, all of which focus on developing practical copyediting skills.
University of Chicago, Graham School

University of Chicago, Graham School

CERTIFICATE
CHICAGO, IL
This program can be completed online or on-campus and offers a core curriculum in manuscript editing as well as a large range of specialized courses that teach emerging technologies and modern marketing tools for a more comprehensive and practical education.
University of Denver, Denver Publishing Institute

University of Denver, Denver Publishing Institute

NONE
DENVER, CO
This month-long course offers marketing and editing workshops as well as “Special Sessions,” including field trips and other supplementary activities to prepare students for a career in book publishing.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Certificate in Professional Writing

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Certificate in Professional Writing

CERTIFICATE
LAFAYETTE, LA
This online, five-course program offers supplementary writing training for students or professionals in all careers and areas of study. Courses are available seasonally, and students are invited to take advantage of an internship opportunity offered each semester.