(SIMS Code: 112171)
The certificate in creative editing and publishing prepares students for careers in literary publishing, or for other careers where advanced editing and creative writing skills are desirable. The certificate is designed for all individuals who would like to learn more about the literary publishing industry and obtain publishing skills necessary to start careers as literary agents, literary book or magazine publishers, literary editors, and literary publicists.
The certificate provides students with broad exposure to current issues in literary publishing, access to numerous publishing professionals, and hands-on publishing experience. It will enhance employment opportunities and open a broad range of professional choices in cooperative employment and in the post-degree job market as skills are acquired. The certificate develops students’ skills in literary editing, publishing, and writing both through theoretical and practical applications.
A maximum of six units of transfer credit may be applied to the certificate. A maximum of six units may be substituted with other English and comparative literature courses with consent of the adviser. Students should consult with the adviser before selecting any courses in order to develop an individualized program of study.
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better must be maintained in certificate coursework, with no less than a grade of C (2.0) in any course.