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.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

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Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face


The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required:

For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

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UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.


Some courses may count both in the core or major and for the certificate. ENGL 3410 and 4300 or 4304 will be prerequisites for ENGL 4405.

Certification is awarded upon graduation after the following courses are completed:

Major Required

This course is designed to help students become proficient in the technologies useful in classrooms and in the work world that editors and writers will encounter. As such, its content will change as new technologies develop and are adopted in these arenas. Students in the course will demonstrate familiarity with the kind of technologies useful to editors and writers in the classroom and work world; apply these technologies to common tasks, such as creating a document, editing a file, developing a slide show, building a simple website, populating a spreadsheet, developing a web page, sending an email, or flowing a manuscript into a proof; and choose the correct technology for the task assigned.

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A supervised practicum within a career-related setting that is writing-, editing-, tutoring-, and/or teaching-intensive. Enrollment is contingent on approval of proposed internship activities by both instructor and department chair.

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This course is focused on introducing students to the world of publishing and professionalizing students as editors, helping students learn or hone the skills they ll need to edit (at all levels content, sentence, punctuation) their own and others work, and assisting them to develop documents and credentials to present to a potential employer.

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Major Selects

A sustained analysis of a particular linguistic theme, an approach to, or a regional expression of the English language. Regular offerings in the history of the English language and its development from Anglo-Saxon to contemporary varieties of world English and in English grammar will rotate with other topics. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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Advanced composition course focusing on syntactical and rhetorical skills necessary for effective communication in a variety of professional settings and disciplines. Students will study the principles of sentence construction and persuasion, and learn to perform structural and functional analyses of both in order to address particular audiences in specific situations. They will also explore the relationship between multimodality and accessibility in the creation and reception of meaning. Can be taken in lieu of ENGL 4300 for purposes of Publishing and Editing Certificate and English B.A., Education Track. Open to non-majors.

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Guidelines for Admittance

Admittance Guidelines

Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: Freshman;  Adult Learners;  TransferInternationalHome SchoolJoint/Dual EnrollmentTransientAuditorPost-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking    

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