Building on the skills in the introductory certificate, the Poynter ACES Intermediate Certificate in Editing is a thoughtful eight-part certificate program that engages students in more advanced facets of editing, from ethics to law to tech. Newly revised and updated for 2024, this certificate draws upon the knowledge of some of the nation’s leading editors, academics and experts.
The second of our three-part certification program, this intermediate program will have you delving deeper into grammatical concepts, learning about law and ethics, gaining better understanding of helpful editorial technology, and improving your skill as a manager.
Once you enroll in this certificate program, you can start any time and engage with learning material on your own schedule. There are seven courses and one final assessment required before you complete the certificate, which we estimate will take 12 hours to complete.
Who should enroll
This certificate is designed for editors of all stripes. Regardless of whether you work in legacy news media, a public relations firm, a government communications office or a creative agency, our certificate is designed to help you get your intended message to its appropriate audience clearly, succinctly and accurately. It was designed for anyone with a professional interest in communicating in the clearest way possible.
Tuition for this eight-part certificate program is $250.
ACES members enjoy a discounted rate of $175. ACES members can find that discount code on the ACES website inside the membership portal landing page under “member discounts,” then apply it on the checkout page on the Poynter site.
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