Professional Editing Standards Certificate

Wondering whether you’re working to professional editorial standards?

Identify your strengths and gaps, learn to work to industry standards, and gain advanced knowledge and practice for each of the editing disciplines:

  • Fundamentals of Editing (the publishing process)
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Stylistic Editing
  • Structural Editing

Courses are taught by editors at the top of their field. Complete all five courses for a Professional Editing Standards Certificate.

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

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) recognizes Queen’s University Professional Studies courses in editing and proofreading as quality training that will count towards SfEP membership upgrade, with more points awarded according to the pass grade achieved.


Course Code Dates Registration Status Registration Deadline Cost
Fundamentals of Editing Standards CONT200 Opens March 1, 2019 June 21, 2019 $375.00
Copyediting Standards CONT201 Opens March 1, 2019 June 21, 2019 $375.00
Stylistic Editing Standards CONT202 Opens March 1, 2019 June 21, 2019 $375.00
Proofreading Standards CONT203 Opens March 1, 2019 June 21, 2019 $375.00
Structural Editing Standards CONT204 Opens March 1, 2019 June 21, 2019 $375.00