Host said: What is the best training for becoming a video editor? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective video editor?
What do non-traditional career paths look like?
First and foremost, learn how to pitch stories, editing is a filmmaking hence, it's quite good idea to master storytelling skills.
Editing Softwares are only tools, but I suggest you to learn Avid Media Composer, which I consider the most powerful and the fastest editing system on the planet. Besides, learn traditional aspects of timing, motivation, continuity and many more. Becoming an editor is not everybody's dream, it's a destiny, there are many mediocre editor, but for me the secret, is to become first a storyteller, Good Luck! Me myself, I have been trying to be an editor, but I become more as a animatics storyboard artist, my hand is good in hand drawing and sketching skills