Turn your English Major into a Career

The Program

The Certificate in Publishing and Editing prepares you for the literally hundreds of careers in writing and in working with other people’s writing in both academic and nonacademic workplaces.


Jobs are available right now nearby. This certificate makes you competitive.

Potential jobs include:

  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Copywriter
  • Writer
  • Editorial Manager
  • Publications Specialist
  • Managing Editor
  • Copyeditor
  • Book Designer, and many more

Entry-level salaries for these positions can range from $30,000 to $50,000.


Courses required for this certificate:

Total hours: 12

ENGL 3410 (3hrs)
Technology for Editors and Writers (ONLINE)

ENGL 4300 (3hrs)
Studies in the English Language: Grammar

ENGL 4405 (3hrs)*
Publishing and Editing (Capstone)

ENGL 4386 (3hrs)

*Prerequisites: ENGL 3410 and ENGL 4300: Grammar

How to Apply

Students who are interested in earning the Certificate in Publishing and Editing should begin by taking ENGL 3410. Students will fill out a form during the Capstone course to apply for the certificate. Contact Dr. Leah Haught at lhaught@westga.edu for more information.