Friday, June 15, 2007

Editing Certificate Program at the University of Chicago

I just got a flyer in the mail for this editing-related educational opportunity at Chaicago's Graham School of General Studies. If you are considering changing to a career in publishing, this would be a nice thing to have on your resume as proof that you're serious and have some related education. It is also recommended for "current editors who want to polish and update their skills" (although I think most of the objectives could be learned on the job, if you were given the chance as I was).

Benefits of the program include the following:
  • Learn the role of the editor within the publishing process.
  • Master techniques for marking up copy correctly for typesetting changes.
  • Determine how to create and use style sheets for consistency over long documents.
  • Practice the use of computer-processing software to edit documents.
  • Discuss the requirements of substantive editing, while striving to maintain the author's voice.
  • Work on becoming part of a job networking community.

For more information, check out the Graham School's Web page.

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