Training for Editors & Other Publishing Professionals

On-demand training and multimedia self-study workbooks are available now.

Want to start farther back to understand how to become an editor or even if it’s for you? Start with this post and this live demo.

Also see the self-study workbooks in the next section.

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Intro to Proofreading — It’s so much more than spotting typos! You can start now and study on your own or wait for the spring to take it along with peers. Keep the course for reference!
PDF Markup for Proofreaders — Onscreen quality control for all products containing words, and even for those that don’t! You can start now and study on your own or wait for the spring to take it along with peers. Keep the course for reference!

Watch here for the next start date for Word courses

cover art for Editing In Word 365 Essentials
Study the essentials on your own or join a class.
GPS mockup showing course to Jan 19 class in Hacking Word
Extend your knowledge of Word to hack the most from it. Keep the course for reference!

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Editing in Word 365

Find a better way through Word with this multimedia instructional guide specifically for publishing pros.

Getting the Numbers Right

A reference/guide to spotting errors in anything numeric or geometric, without doing math!

Marketing Action Plan for Freelancers

Create your marketing plan with this workbook full of specific examples from successful freelance editors.

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Structural (Developmental) Editing

Join me for a 5-week graded course on substantive and structural editing of fiction and non-fiction, available every semester via Simon Fraser University’s publishing program.

Stylistic (Line) Editing

This 4-week graded course on topics of style and voice — sometimes called line editing — is offered every semester via Simon Fraser University’s publishing program.

Proofreading

From the traditional code for marking up corrections on page proofs to the modern electronic tools for onscreen page markup, this 7-week graded course is about far more than catching typos! Enroll via Ryerson University’s publishing certificate program.

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