The Editorial Toolbox


Get an insider's view of how editors thrive within the publishing industry in this introductory course perfect for writers and professionals who want to break into the field.

Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Identify key skills necessary for editors to succeed in publishing
  • Learn how the publishing market works from the inside
  • Become familiar with basic editorial skills and tools
  • Understand how editors collaborate with professionals throughout publishing to make a book come to life

About this course:

To be successful, editors draw from a broad base of skills while taking the entire publishing process into account. They are avid, active readers in their own right who understand the way the publishing market works. Beyond that, they also understand the specialized technological tools in use today, are strong proofreaders, understand how to identify and check facts and communicate clearly and concisely with other departments in order to set a manuscript up for success through production, marketing and media outreach. By the end of the course, students understand how these tools help editors meet the demands of their profession and thrive in the workplace.

Fall 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Tobi Harper Petrie
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. 


Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 16, 2024
Course Requirements
Book: The Publishing Business: A Guide to Starting Out and Getting On by Kelvin Smith, Melanie Ramdarshan Bold
(Optional) Book: The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition by The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Contact Us

Speak to a student advisor. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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