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Copyediting

Gain a Solid Foundation in the Tools and Techniques of Copyediting

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About the Copyediting Program

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Copyediting and Technical Communication Information SessionINFO-70034

Units: 0.00

Free

Copyediting and Technical Communication Information Session (INFO-70034)Free | Online Are you interested in a new career as a copyeditor or technical communicator, but not sure where to begin? Explor...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

All 4 units are required to earn a Copyediting Certificate. Classes must be taken in order and can not be taken simultaneously.

Grammar LabWCWP-40234

Units: 3.00

$595

Grammar Lab (WCWP-40234)10 Weeks | OnlineThis ten-week online Grammar Lab course is skillfully designed to meet the needs of all students. It is beneficial for those with little grammar experience and...

Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Copyediting IWCWP-40236

Units: 3.00

$595

Copyediting I (WCWP-40236)10 Weeks | OnlineAs a copyeditor (or copy editor), you will be expected to proofread text for errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling and check for readability, style, ...

Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Copyediting IIWCWP-40237

Units: 3.00

$595

Copyediting II (WCWP-40237)10 Weeks | OnlinePractice judicious and defensible editing in Copyediting II so you can master how to thrive as a copyeditor (or copy editor ) in the modern-day workplace. ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Copyediting IIIWCWP-40238

Units: 3.00

$595

Copyediting III (WCWP-40238)10 Weeks | OnlineAre you ready for your first major editing assignment? In this course, you will work on a deadline to perform a heavy edit on all elements of a manuscript....

Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

These classes do not apply to the certificate. They can be taken in any order.

Copy Editing with Associated Press StyleWCWP-40335

Units: 2.00

$395

This class takes a deep dive into the AP Stylebook. The Associated Press style guide is widely used by newspapers and magazines, corporate and personal websites and blogs, marketing/public relations d...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Copyediting for FictionWCWP-40336

Units: 2.00

$450

Copyediting for Fiction (WCWP-40336)6 Weeks | Online As a fiction copyeditor, you will be expected to guide the author through a full edit of the manuscript, including working with sentence structur...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Marketing for Copyeditors: How to Get the Word OutWCWP-80031

Units: 0.00

$220

Marketing for Copyeditors (WCWP-80031)4 Weeks | Online You ve perfected your editing skills, taken out your business license, and printed business cards. The next step is building connections an...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

The Business of CopyeditingWCWP-40333

Units: 2.00

$395

The Business of Copyediting (WCWP-40333)6 Weeks | Online In the Business of Copyediting course, students will be prepared to launch their own copyediting or proofreading business or grow an existing...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Digital Landscape for EditorsWCWP-40340

Units: 3.00

$595

Digital Landscape for Editors (WCWP-40340)10 Weeks | Online Interacting in the digital space is a frequently expected skill for freelance and staff editors. In Digital Landscape for Editors, you will...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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Required Tools

  • Internet access
  • Scanner access (for use in Copyediting I course)
  • Acrobat Reader 11.0 (or newest available)
  • Microsoft Word 2016 or newer

Certificate Guidelines

Grammar Lab, Copyediting I, II, and III must be taken in sequence. You must earn a Pass (C-) or better grade in each course.

Conditions for Admission

You must have native-level fluency with English and must write clear, logical, and grammatically correct sentences. You will need a computer, a high-speed internet connection, MS Word 2016 or later, and proficiency with all of the above.

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For questions regarding our classes and certificates, please contact us at ahl@ucsd.edu or 858-534-5760.

Advisory Board

Samantha Enslen

Editorial Manager

Executive Board Member, ACES: The Society for Editing

Julie Frey

Freelance Copyeditor

Teresa Schmedding

President

ACES: The Society for Editing

Sara Ziegler

Treasurer

ACES: The Society for Editing

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.