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Department of English Editing and Publishing Certificate

Editing and Publishing Certificate

The Editing and Publishing certificate (EPC) is a customizable, career-oriented curriculum that allows students across the College of Arts & Sciences to learn fundamental editorial tools in an interdisciplinary context. Our certificate offers a uniquely integrative option for enhancing professional skills and preparing students for a variety of career opportunities.

The following certificate information is available to students enrolled at the WSU Pullman campus only. For those enrolled at other WSU campus locations, and/or those seeking an online/remote option, please scroll down to the WSU Global Campus certificate details below.


Students enrolled in the certificate will complete three core courses as well as electives and internships in one of three thematic tracks: literary, digital, or popular/scholarly editing and publishing. A total of 15 credits is required to earn the certificate. There are no prerequisites for enrolling in the EPC, although interested students are encouraged to register by spring semester of sophomore year (and no later than the fall semester of junior year).

General requirements and course options are listed below.

Core Curriculum [3 courses/9 credits]:

  • DTC 201 – Tools and Methods for Digital Technology
  • ENG 357 – Editing & Publishing
  • ENG 405 – Advanced Professional Writing and Editing

Electives [1 course/3 credits]:

  • Digital/Design Track

    Emphasis on multimedia design, digital media tools, web development, digital storytelling, digital art, typography, and/or design for print.

    • DTC 336, 354, 355, 436, 477; FINE ARTS 332, 363, 385, 433
  • Literary Track

    Emphasis on literary journals, creative writing, and literary agent/editor/publishing careers.

    • ENG 359, 451, 452, or 453
  • Popular/Scholarly Track

    Emphasis on industry tools and conventions of grammar, copyediting, ESL editing and literacy, business, professional, and magazine writing, proposal and grant writing, diversity, accessibility, and rhetoric.

    • ENG 255, 363, 364, 402, 403, or 495

Note: Visiting Writers Series workshops may also be used as an elective for the literary track.

Internships [3 single-credit 498 course enrollments]:

Students may pursue internships with the organizations listed below, and/or seek approval from the Editing & Publishing Certificate Coordinator for unlisted or external internship opportunities.

Selected Internship Venues:

For more information, questions, and updates, please contact Lauren Westerfield:

For advising queries, please contact English Department Advisor, Katie Alexander:


A fully online version of the EPC is now available to students enrolled in the WSU Global Campus, beginning with Fall 2023 advising and enrollment for Spring 2024.

Please note: at this time, only the digital/design track and popular/scholarly track are available via Global Campus.

To learn more about the Global Campus EPC and becoming a Global Campus student at WSU, please visit:


  1. Fill out the Editing & Publishing Certificate Registration Form
  2. Request the Editing & Publishing Certificate Coordinator to sign the form.
  3. Before your last semester at WSU, check with the Academic Advisor to make sure that all your requirements are satisfied.