This advanced editing certificate contains two intensive training opportunities for experienced editors:
- Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing. This is the Poynter ACES course pack, which includes four webinars, three self-directed courses and seven assessments. It will help experienced editors apply their critical thinking skills to deeper editing. Participants will learn to isolate the essential elements of a story when cutting or curating content for different platforms and different audiences.
- ACES In-Depth Editing Online Group Seminar. This is a four-week seminar for experienced editors who want to master substantive editing. It includes live online sessions, one-on-one coaching, homework and group discussion. It takes place Feb. 12-March 12, 2021. To receive the advanced certificate, attending the live seminar is required.
These two courses bundled together form a comprehensive training program for editors and writers who want to hone their skills and edit strategically instead of just tactically. It’s developed in partnership with the editing pros from the ACES: The Society for Editing.
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Who should enroll
This advanced editing certificate is for experienced editors who are seeking to move their work to a new level. We assume you will have successfully completed the foundational Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing.
$600. ACES members can buy this bundle for $475 with a promo code, available in the ACES portal.
How to get the advanced editing certificate:
Once you successfully complete the online group seminar and the audience-focused certificate, email email@example.com. We will send you a certificate to download, which can then be listed on your resume and online portfolio.
You can buy the ACES In-Depth Editing online group seminar separately for $449. ACES members will find a promo code through their ACES portal to enroll for $399.
You can also buy the Poynter ACES course pack, Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing, for $150. ACES members will find a promo code through their member portal to enroll for $75.
However, the only way to receive the Advanced Editing Certificate from Poynter and ACES is to enroll in this package for $600 and complete both the online group seminar and audience-focused certificate at the same time. ACES members can buy this bundle for $475 with a promo code, available in the ACES portal.