Writing and Communication
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Editing & Proofreading

Part-time, in-class or online study tailored for:

  • copywriters
  • editors
  • journalists
  • authors
  • professional writers
  • amateur writers
  • social media marketers
  • marketers
  • communicators

The Edit­ing and Proof­read­ing Series pro­vides stu­dents with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op fun­da­men­tal edit­ing and proof­read­ing skills for a range of fields span­ning tra­di­tion­al and mul­ti­me­dia web-based applications.

Learn the basics of sub­stan­tive and copy edit­ing, cor­rect and con­sis­tent punc­tu­a­tion, gram­mar, word usage, spelling, proof­read­ing marks, com­par­ing copies, the errors to look for when proof­read­ing, the dif­fer­ences between proof­read­ing and edit­ing, and devel­op­ing and cri­tiquing nar­ra­tive for mul­ti­me­dia projects.

Cours­es are sched­uled over day­time, evening, and week­end class­es, and sched­ules may vary by term. 

Par­tic­i­pants in our cours­es come from all walks of life, with one thing in com­mon: they want to improve their writ­ing skills, whether it is for work, their nov­el or mag­a­zine arti­cle, or their stud­ies.

Dig­i­tal Sto­ry­telling (EXSM 3989) can be used for cred­it towards the Social Media Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions citation.


Courses are scheduled over daytime, evening, and weekend classes.

No prerequisites or entrance requirements.

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Fall & Winter courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • Can be completed in 1 year
  • Pay as you go
Earn a Series Record of Achievement
in Editing & Proofreading

Start today – no need to apply for admission

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
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