WHEN You can begin your certificate coursework at any time. We offer all certificate courses multiple times throughout the year.
All classes are available online, with select classes also offered in NYC.
Mediabistro's Copy Editing Certificate Program provides extensive practical training in this marketable field. You'll progress through intro, intermediate, and advanced copy editing classes and build a solid grammar foundation. In the electives of your choice, you'll broaden your skills to understand the finer points of grammar and style.
You'll also get access to Freelance Marketplace and AvantGuild.
Mediabistro is the premier online education program for media professionals. When you graduate from the program, you will receive a certificate that will enhance your resume -- and your job prospects.
By the end of the program, you will be able to:
- Edit clear, readable copy for publication in print or online
- Create, update, and use style guides
- Pass an edit test and know how to find work as a copy editor
Course of Study
The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the 4 required courses and 2 electives within one year. Students receive a letter of completion and certificate suitable for display.
- Copy Editing 101 or Copy Editing: Intro
- Copy Editing: Intermediate
- Copy Editing: Advanced
- Grammar and Punctuation
Choose Two Electives
- Grammar: Advanced
- Writing and Editing for the Web
- Develop a Freelance Career
- InDesign for Writers and Editors
The Mediabistro Copy Editing Certificate Program includes access for 12 months to the following mediabistro.com resources:
- Freelance Marketplace
Showcase your work and get jobs from managers who need to fill editorial assignments.
Make your professional life a little easier and a lot more productive with premium access to mediabistro.com's career-focused resources, editorial content, discounts, and other member benefits.
Admission and Enrollment
Students have 2 certificate options.
1) Enroll in each required class separately and apply for the certificate when you have completed all requirements.
2) Enroll in the full program for $1650. Only program enrollees receive priority notice about upcoming courses, expedited enrollment, 1 year of access to Freelance Marketplace and AvantGuild.
The Copy Editing Certificate Program helped me a lot in my current position. I recommend it to others because there are great tips and best practices that all editors and non-editors should know about. The classes are great refresher courses for someone like me who edits and proofreads marketing and communications materials on a regular basis.
-- Yvette Bigornia
Courses must be completed within one calendar year. Questions? Email us.