Fundamentals of Editing Standards
Course Schedule
Session Dates Registration Deadline
Summer 2019 -
Winter 2020 -

Wondering whether you’re working to professional editorial standards? Identify your strengths and gaps and learn to work to industry standards.

Written and led by an industry expert, the Fundamentals of Editing Standards course will help you build the underlying concepts needed for a strong foundation in editing.

The first step in a series of courses as part of the Professional Editing Standards Certificate, this course takes you through topics such as the publishing and editorial process, how the scope and scheduling of a project impact the editing, techniques and skills at the heart of all types of editing, and the legal and ethical considerations that editors need to know.

Required text: Editors’ Association of Canada. (2015). Editorial Niches: A Companion to Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition, available at Chapters Indigo.

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.

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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.