Copyediting Standards
Course Schedule
Session Dates Registration Deadline
Summer 2019 -
Fall 2019 -
Late Winter 2020 -

Wondering whether you’re working to professional copyediting standards? 

Identify your strengths and gaps, learn to work to industry standards, and gain advanced knowledge and practice in copyediting with the support of a copyediting expert.

As part of the Professional Editing Standards Certificate program, this course explores topics in copy editing, including correcting grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage; checking facts; applying editorial style; integrating visuals and non-English content; and checking for completeness.

This course is applicable to intermediate and advanced editors of English from all geographical locations. If you're looking to take an introductory editing course, we recommend WRIT 265: Editing in Academic and Professional Contexts, available through Queen's Arts and Science online.

Recommended, but not required, prerequisite: Fundamentals of Editing.

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The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) recognises Queen’s University Canada’s courses as quality training that will count towards SfEP membership upgrade.