Writing and Communications
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Editing & Proofreading

Start exploring connected careers. People in these types of occupational fields may benefit from this program:

38 positions open annually
employment snapshot
Author and Writer
93 positions open annually
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Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
78 positions open annually
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Corporate Sales Manager
118 positions open annually
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Professional Occupation in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
561 positions open annually
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Administrative Assistant
1,229 positions open annually
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Supervisor, General Office and Administrative Support Workers
98 positions open annually
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Administrative Officer
1,262 positions open annually
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Other Manager in Public Administration
177 positions open annually
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All 3 courses are part-time and also open to current practitioners
Program enrolment is optional – register without applying

Take a course
  • 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.

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. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 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
  • Start today – no need to apply for admission
Earn a Series Record of Achievement
in Editing & Proofreading
  • 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.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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