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Editing and Publishing

The certificate in Editing and Publishing offers practical, hands-on education and professional development for people who want to transition into a career in editing, communication, and book and document production. Develop core editorial skills, learn about the publishing process, and understand how to improve written communication so that it is ready for an audience to read it. This certificate can be completed online or in the classroom. 

This program is perfect for...

  • Writers seeking a career related to their passion
  • People passionate about books and reading
  • Communication professionals who want to build core skills to advance their careers
  • Independent and self-publishing authors needing professional development

What you can learn.

  • Read like a content editor who can improve ideas and expression
  • Employ standard practices used by copyeditors in a variety of fields and disciplines
  • Discover how manuscripts become books and other items sold in marketplaces or distributed to audiences
  • Identify how editors can work collaboratively with other professionals to produce high-quality work

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.

85%

feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program

50%

switched careers after completing a certificate program

85%

recommend a certificate program to others

Courses

Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
Students must complete the following 5 courses.
WRITING X 451.3
WRITING X 451.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
WRITING X 451.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Electives
Students must complete 1 of the following courses.

Exclusive benefits for Writers' Program certificate students:

  • Receive advance notice of upcoming Writers’ Program courses and enroll before the general public each quarter
  • Receive preferential placement on wait lists
  • Interact, network, and share writing tips with fellow certificate program students through the Writers’ Program Certificate Students closed group Facebook page

Additional benefits exclusive to UCLA Extension certificate students:

  • Access to Handshake, UCLA Career Center’s online job board, with access to thousands of job and internship postings
  • Become a member of the UCLA Alumni Association (upon completing your certificate) and a nationwide network of Bruin family
  • Join us for the annual UCLA Extension Graduation Ceremony on campus to celebrate all your hard work 
  • Get access to UCLA Recreation facilities as a student affiliate*
  • Open an affiliate/Guest UCLA Bruin ID Card* for a number of student-related benefits
  • PLUS, all UCLA Extension students have access to UCLA Extension’s Career Resources including online career coaching, workshops and networking events
*Nominal fee required
 
 

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee

200.00

Estimated Program Tuition

4140.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

200.00

*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

Contact Us

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