This infographic lists all 10 certifications and certificates I covered in my previous posts and breaks down all the major aspects of the programs.

To see my previous posts on this topic, click on the links below:

Part 1 | Part 2

Remember: It’s important to distinguish between certification and a certificate. Certification indicates proficiency; a certificate indicates training but not necessarily expertise or proficiency.

Enjoy!

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Editing certificates and certifications summary

 

11 thoughts to “Editing Certificates and Certifications Summary

  • Adrienne Montgomerie

    Thanks for the roundup. What does the computer screen mean? Because I know the Editors Canada testing is on a computer, but it has to be done in person. It is not available remotely.

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    • Denise Foster

      Thanks for commenting, Adrienne! There is a legend at the top—it means online or by computer. I did discover in the course of my research that the Editors Canada testing cannot be done remotely, so I tried to make that distinction clear. Hope that helps!

      Reply
  • Ravi M

    Hi Denise – you could also include the accreditation program offered by the Institute of Professional Editors in Australia: http://iped-editors.org/Accreditation.aspx

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    • Denise Foster

      Hi Ravi,

      Thanks for your suggestion. Maybe I’ll do another write-up someday. For now, though, I am considering this blog series finished since I only had so much space in the graphic and only so much time to research all the programs out there. Thanks for commenting!

      Reply
  • Susannah Noel

    This is an invaluable reference. I’m working on a training course for aspiring book editors and I haven’t been able to find all this information in one place and so clearly presented. Thank you!

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    • Denise Foster

      Thanks, Susannah! I’m glad it is helpful!

      Reply
  • Karen

    Hi Denise,
    This is such a wonderful list! Thank you for posting it! When a program has both the online and face-to-face graphic, does that mean the program is offered in either format, or does it mean the program is hybrid with both online and in-person requirements?

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    • Denise Foster

      Thank you! I’m glad it is helpful. To answer your question: both. It depends on the program. If you’re interested in a specific program, I’d recommend doing some research to learn more about the specific requirements.

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  • Gari Strawn

    Hi, Denise. Thank you for the information. I don’t see Writer’s Digest’s Copyediting Certification program listed. https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/courses/copyediting-certification-course
    Do you know some details about it? Thanks again!

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    • Denise Foster

      Hi, Gari. Thank you for your comment. I’m not familiar with this program at all, so I can’t really make a recommendation either way.

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      • Gari

        I’m hoping to take it this year. Thanks for your reply.

        Reply

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