Poynter - Commonwealth of Massachusetts Certificate in Editing

Course Overview

Title:
Poynter - Commonwealth of Massachusetts Certificate in Editing
Type:
Certificate Program
Cost:
$150.00

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.

NOTE: Enroll in the course pack by clicking on the blue Enroll Now button and not in these courses separately.

This certificate aims to get editors to apply their critical thinking skills to deeper editing — to look at the structure and flow of longer pieces and ensure that they are sound and to isolate the essential elements of a story when cutting or curating content for different platforms and different audiences.

Courses included in this package

  • Slimming It Down: Cutting Content for Different Spaces
  • The Secret of Making Complicated Facts Easy Reading
  • The Art and Science of Editing
  • The Inner Life of Grammar
  • Numeracy Primer: How to Write About Numbers
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
  • When you pass all the assessments, you will receive your certificate

Questions? Read our Certificates FAQ or contact us.