Certificate: The Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing
Contents: This certificate consists of six self-directed courses and eight course assessments.


  1. Fundamentals of Editing
  2. The Art and Science of Editing
  3. Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise
  4. Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age
  5. Writing Online Headlines: SEO and Beyond
  6. Language Primer: Basics of Grammar, Punctuation and Word Use

Course assessments:

  1. Course Assessment: Fundamentals of Editing
  2. Course Assessment: The Art and Science of Editing
  3. Course Assessment: Clarity is Key
  4. Course Assessment: Getting It Right
  5. Course Assessment: Writing Online Headlines
  6. Course Assessment: Language Primer – Word Use
  7. Course Assessment: Language Primer – Punctuation
  8. Course Assessment: Language Primer – Grammar

Other Completed Courses/Training:

American Copy Editors SocietyDeveloping a Quality Editorial Process End-to-End (Webcast)

American Copy Editors Society – What’s New in APA Style: Inside the Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Webcast)

American Psychological Association (APA)Citing Works in Text Using Seventh Edition APA Style (Webinar)

As a repeat judge and prior member of DECA (https://www.deca.org/), Kristine has helped young people in their preparation to become leaders in the business world. (https://www.deca.org/about/)

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 225,000 members in all 50 United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and Germany. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.