Poynter ACES Advanced Editing (November 2021)

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November 2, 2021– November 23, 2021

Poynter ACES Advanced Editing (November 2021)

Choose from two intensive training opportunities for experienced editors: Select only the online group seminar taking place Nov. 2-23, 2021, or enroll in the full certificate program, which includes the live online seminar and Poynter ACES course pack.

Overview

  • Join a supportive online learning community in the four-week seminar, starting Nov. 2, 2021
  • Tune in each Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time for live instruction from ACES leaders
  • Develop expertise in substantive editing across platforms and disciplines
  • CERTIFICATE ONLY: Formally demonstrate your editing expertise to current and future employers
  • CERTIFICATE ONLY: Complete a series of in-depth learning activities and assessments on your own time

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Learning Outcomes

The four-week online course includes live online sessions, one-on-one coaching, homework and discussion forums. The certificate includes the seminar, plus recorded videos, readings, activities and assessments. By the end of the full 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

$449.00$600.00

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Overview

  • Join a supportive online learning community in the four-week seminar, starting Nov. 2, 2021
  • Tune in each Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time for live instruction from ACES leaders
  • Develop expertise in substantive editing across platforms and disciplines
  • CERTIFICATE ONLY: Formally demonstrate your editing expertise to current and future employers
  • CERTIFICATE ONLY: Complete a series of in-depth learning activities and assessments on your own time

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Take your editing to the next level and become a valuable writing coach.

This four-week editing seminar — which you can take on its own or as part of the advanced certificate — will help you hone your skills and edit strategically, going beyond editing for style, grammar and punctuation. It includes live online sessions, one-on-one coaching, homework and group discussion. When you’re done, you will have expertise in substantive editing and know how to use critical thinking skills across multiple platforms and disciplines.

If you select the advanced editing certificate, you will have access to both the online group seminar and the Poynter ACES course pack. The course pack includes four webinars, three self-directed courses and seven assessments. When you’re done with the certificate, you will be able to isolate the essential elements of a story when cutting or curating content for different platforms and different audiences.

Members of ACES can enroll in both the online group seminar and the certificate at discounted rates. Log in to your ACES portal to receive your coupon code and enter it during checkout.

Questions?

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

The online group seminar takes place Nov. 2-23, 2021. Tune in for live instruction each Tuesday at 3 p.m Eastern time. Each lesson is one hour, and you can expect to spend an additional two to three hours per week exploring the course content, completing assignments, reviewing feedback and discussing in the class Slack.

Mark your calendars for these live sessions:

  • Week 1: Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Week 2: Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Week 3: Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Week 4: Tuesday, Nov. 23 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.

If you choose the full certificate, you will also have access to the Poynter ACES course pack. You can begin the self-directed course content as soon as you enroll, but you must participate in the live online group seminar to receive the certificate. You will have one year to complete all the self-directed course material.

 

Who should take this training

This advanced editing training package is for experienced editors who are seeking to move their work to a new level.

If you choose the certificate, we assume you will have successfully completed the foundational Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing. Once you earn the certificate, you can list it on your resume and online portfolio to showcase your editing competency.

Cost

Tuition for the four-week online group seminar is $449. It includes four live lessons, course content, feedback, optional one-on-one coaching and online learning community. Members of ACES get a $50 discount when they enroll in the online group seminar. Log in to your ACES portal to receive your coupon code and enter it during checkout.

Tuition for the advanced certificate is $600. It includes the four-week online group seminar and four webinars, three self-directed courses and seven assessments.  Members of ACES get a $125 discount when they enroll in the certificate.

How to receive the advanced editing certificate:

Once you successfully complete the online group seminar and the Poynter ACES course pack, email info@poynter.org. We will send you a certificate to download, which can then be listed on your resume and online portfolio.

Questions?

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

Instructors

Online group seminar

  • Merrill Perlman
    Independent writing and editing consultant
    Merrill Perlman is a consultant who works with news organizations, private companies and students, specializing in helping people communicate better through more effective writing and...
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  • Nick Jungman
    Director of Student Media, University of Oklahoma
    Nick Jungman is director of student media at the University of Oklahoma and treasurer of ACES: The Society for Editing. He has worked for two decades...
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Certificate

  • 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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