Poynter ACES Advanced Editing Certificate (February 2021)

$600.00

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February 12, 2021– March 12, 2021

Poynter ACES Advanced Editing Certificate (February 2021)

This advanced certificate contains two intensive training opportunities for experienced editors: the Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing course pack, and the ACES In-Depth Editing Online Group Seminar, which opens Feb. 12, 2021.

Overview

  • Earn a certificate to demonstrate your editing expertise to current and future employers
  • Complete a series of in-depth learning online activities and assessments on your own time
  • Attend a weekly online seminar with your peers and receive live instruction from the experts at ACES

$600.00

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Learning Outcomes

The four-week online course includes live online sessions, one-on-one coaching, homework and discussion forums. The self-directed components include recorded videos, readings, activities and assessments. By the end of this certificate, you will be able to:

  • Improve content organization and structure
  • Edit for different audiences, disciplines and platforms
  • Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate content
  • Coach and collaborate with writers
  • Use all forms of display type across multiple platforms
  • Use templates and create style sheets in editing
  • Understand copyright law and fair use for journalists
  • Spot red flags and verify information
  • Edit stories with numbers

$600.00

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Overview

  • Earn a certificate to demonstrate your editing expertise to current and future employers
  • Complete a series of in-depth learning online activities and assessments on your own time
  • Attend a weekly online seminar with your peers and receive live instruction from the experts at ACES

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This advanced editing certificate contains two intensive training opportunities for experienced editors:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

You can begin the self-directed course content as soon as you enroll, but you must attend the live online group seminar to receive the certificate. The online group seminar takes place Feb. 12- March 12, 2021. Tune in for live instruction each Wednesday at 3 p.m. Each lesson is one hour, and you can expect to spend an additional 2-3 hours per week exploring the course content, completing and  assignments, reviewing feedback and discussing homework in the class forum.

Mark your calendars for these live sessions:

  • Week 1: Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Week 2: Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Week 3: Wednesday, March 3 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Week 4: Wednesday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern

All live sessions will be recorded and available for replay. However, submitting homework assignments is required to successfully complete the course.

You will have one year to complete all the self-directed course material.

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.

Cost

$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 info@poynter.org. 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.

Instructors

  • Teresa Schmedding
    Former president of ACES: The Society for Editing
    Teresa Schmedding is the content manager at Wipfli LLP, overseeing content strategy and brand voice. Prior to that, she was the managing editor for Rotary...
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  • Sue Burzynski Bullard
    Sue Burzynski Bullard teaches editing, reporting and multimedia at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty in August 2008 after a year...
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  • Pamela Hogle
    Freelance writer and editor
    Pamela Hogle is a freelance writer and editor. She holds master’s degrees in journalism and canine studies. Pam has taught editing at USFSP and worked...
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