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

Wondering whether you’re working to professional structural and developmental editing standards?

Identify your strengths and gaps, learn to work to industry standards, and gain advanced knowledge and practice in structural and developmental editing with the support of an expert structural editor.

As part of the Professional Editing Standards Certificate program, this course explores what is expected of editors who perform structural/substantive editing. Course topics include additions, deletions, reordering and recasting, working with supplemental textual and visual elements, permissions, working with authors, and structural/substantive editing of fiction and non-fiction.

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 Standards.

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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.