Micro-credential:

Freelance Editor and Writer

Micro-credential

For those whose dream job involves writing, our new Freelance Writer and Editor Micro-Credential is designed to aid those who are looking to venture into the field of the written word. With transferable skillsets, let’s begin to build your Freelancer’s Toolkit to land the writing gig you want and manage your own career.

Carve out your skillset. Enrol today.

Recommended Program Pathway

For those just entering the program, the recommended introductory course is:

These courses are part of the Freelance Editor and Writer Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Requirement of 6 credits - all 6 credits from 3 compulsory courses

Establishing Rates & Budgets
Course Code:
COMM70579
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
The Art of Effective Copy Editing
Course Code:
COMM76713
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Working with Editors and Publishers
Course Code:
COMM70927
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Program Delivery

This is a part-time program and is delivered via hybrid (mix of synchronous and asynchronous) delivery. 

What are Micro-Credentials? 

Micro-Credentials certify an individual’s achievements in specific skill sets and differ from traditional credentials, such as degrees or diplomas. They are shorter, personalized, and enables employment in specific roles. At the end of this program, you will receive an official document credential from Sheridan Continuing & Professional Studies. 

Program Description

In today’s changing media landscape, the need for agility and adaptability is more crucial than ever, as freelancers can flourish in a variety of markets. Our innovative Freelance Writer and Editor Micro-Credential, created and taught by Industry Experts, introduces students to three essential skills for freelancing as a writer and editor: self and peer editing in both print and digital formats, working with publishing companies, and establishing rates and creating business plans. These transferable skillsets form the basis of the freelancer’s toolkit, establishing a firm foundation of knowledge for novice writers and editors, or those students looking to increase their marketability in the “gig” economy.

Carve out your skillset. Enrol today.

Recommended Program Pathway

For those just entering the program, the recommended introductory course is:

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Opportunity Centre at caps@sheridancollege.ca or 905-874-4440.

 

This Micro-Credential helps prepare you for the following careers:

  • Freelance Writer 
  • Technical Writer
  • Freelance Editor
  • Communications Specialist 
  • Digital Content Specialist 
  • Social Media Specialist 
  • Website Writer / Editor
  • Marketing Professional 
  • Content Creator 
  • Content Marketing 
  • Copywriter
  • Public Relations 
  • Publisher
  • Author 
  • Journalist
  • Literary Agent 
  • Novelist
  • Screenwriter 
  • Blogger
  • and more!