Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have respected English programs for aspiring editors. Southern New Hampshire University has several writing focuses available online for those wanting to pursue editing within a certain field of writing.
Georgetown University's English and writing programs introduce students to a multidisciplinary approach to reading and interpreting works of literature. The Folger Undergraduate program includes intensive writing seminars. Yale University has both analytical and creative writing components in its English programs. In addition to introductory courses, students have the ability to specialize in particular forms of writing or certain time periods.
The University of Pennsylvania hires a large number of scholars for its English department. These instructors specialize in different writing styles and historical periods, giving the student a wide range of focus options. A number of electives are available that allow students to craft their degrees according to their editing plans.
Writing degrees from Southern New Hampshire University include a bachelor of arts in communication with a professional writing focus, a bachelor of arts in creative writing and English with a focus on fiction, a bachelor of arts in creative writing and English with a poetry focus, a Master's degree in English and a Master's degree in creative writing and English with a focus on screenwriting.