Director: Ned Stuckey-French
Editing and Publishing
Florida State University
405 Williams Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1580
Phone: 850 644 4231
Fax: 850 644 0811

Certificate in Publishing and Editing

The Certificate in Publishing and Editing is organized to meet the professional needs of various student and professional populations, while retaining a scholarly content consistent with the Department of English's existing academic mission. The aim is to provide flexible, widely accessible, practical training, while simultaneously retaining within departmental degree programs traditional rigor and discipline.

The Certificate is designed to provide professional certification for those intending to seek employment in some area of editing, writing, and/or publishing. However, matriculated graduate students in any track of the M. A or Ph. D. programs may want to enroll in courses toward the Certificate in Publishing and Editing in order to: a) develop a supplemental marketable skill; b) study the relations between publishing history and literature; c) improve self-editing skills; and/or d) increase a literary critic's or writer's general knowledge.

The English Department offers several opportunities for students to work on academic and literary journals that are produced and published on campus. Find out more information about a specific journal by choosing the links to the left.

Students not currently enrolled in any university degree program can also obtain a Certificate in Publishing and Editing by enrolling as a Special Student and fulfilling the same requirements as students in a university degree program. Because the Certificate is designed on the model of an advanced degree, however, students without an appropriate undergraduate degree are required to secure the permission of the instructor for the particular academic class.

In place now are internships with Blackwell Publishing, which is based in Oxford. This program is designed primarily for graduate students who are spending some time at the Florida State University London Study Center either teaching, or studying, or both. The program calls for the intern to spend one day at Blackwell in Oxford learning the ins and outs of publishing along with other interns from Oxford Brookes University. Details on the department can be found at: