AI for Writers and Editors


ChatGPT and other Artificial Intelligence systems are not currently sophisticated enough to replace skilled writers and editors. Used wisely, they can allow you to focus on the parts of the job that still require a human touch, improving both the efficiency of the process and the quality of the final product. This practical, hands-on course will introduce you to some of the AI tools that can help with ideation, drafting, and editing, and it will consider the limitations of AI in order to prepare you to become not only a more effective AI user, but also a better writer and editor.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • generate a first draft using effective AI prompts
  • refine drafts using iterative AI prompts
  • edit for length, format, style, and level of detail using AI prompts
  • identify opportunities for AI-human partnership where the AI alone falls short
  • implement protocols to safely use AI with respect for private and confidential data



Writers, editors, and others who use these skills at work



6 hours



  • $655 (plus tax)


Featured Instructor

Kathryn Prince is an expert in effective writing and editing. She was the Dean of Arts at uOttawa and, before that, Vice-Dean of Governance and of Student Experience. She has taught at universities in the UK, Australia, and Canada, has worked as a writer and editor in the academic, government, and non-profit sectors, and is currently a professor at uOttawa where she researches human-AI interactions, the future of learning, and the future of work.