Poynter-ACES Certificate in Editing (McClatchy)

Course Overview

Poynter-ACES Certificate in Editing (McClatchy)
Certificate Program

About Certificate Programs

Certificates of proficiency are designed to measure your knowledge of essential skills or information. To receive a certificate, take the NewsU courses associated with that certificate program and then successfully complete the online assessment for each course. Once you've passed all the assessments, you will receive your certificate from Poynter's NewsU.

This certificate in editing from Poynter News University and the American Copy Editors Society shows that you have a solid foundation in the editing practices and standards from the industry leaders in the craft. This edition is for employees of The McClatchy Company only.

The interactive courses and on-demand video replays in this series will give you a solid understanding of the essential skills and best practices of editing, including the new digital aspects.

This certificate brings together teaching from the industry leaders in journalism and professional editing to standardize the practice of editing in a formal program.

This package includes:

Complete each of the courses in this certificate program, then take the assessments for each one. Questions from each assessment will cover content from each course. You'll have three chances to pass each assessment.

Here's how this works: You have to be enrolled in the certificate program in order to earn your certificate. If you enroll in each course individually, you will not have access to the certificate. You can enroll in the certificate program by clicking the blue "Enroll Now" button on the right. And if you have any questions, you can always contact us at info@newsu.org.

Unlike traditional quizzes and activities from Poynter's NewsU, these assessments won't tell you the answers. So make sure you study hard when you take the courses.

Who Benefits From This Certificate:

Newsroom professionals, students, community journalists, bloggers, communications professionals or anyone—with or without formal journalism training—who wants to distinguish themselves in the eyes of editors and publishers.

How Certificates Work:
  • Each assessment contains about 15-20 multiple-choice and true-false questions
  • You must score at least 80 percent to pass each assessment
  • You'll get three chances to pass each assessment
  • You'll have 30 minutes to complete each assessment; 75 minutes for the Language Primer assessment
  • When you pass all the assessments, you will receive your certificate

Questions? Read our Certificates FAQ or contact us.


American Copy Editors Society (ACES)

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) is a non-profit education and membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors. Its aim is to provide solutions to editing problems, training and a place to discuss common issues.

ACES is an international members’ alliance of editors working at newspapers, magazines, websites, traditional media outlets and Fortune 500 companies, as well as freelance editors, students and professors. It is an organization built on the advocacy of editing as a craft vital to clear writing and reader advocacy.