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 Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) recognises Queen’s University Canada’s courses as quality training that will count towards CIEP membership upgrade.


Course Code Next Available Registration Deadline Cost
Fundamentals of Editing Standards CONT200 - $375.00
Copyediting Standards 1 CONT201 - $375.00
Copyediting Standards 2 CONT202 - $375.00
Proofreading Standards CONT203 - $375.00
Structural Editing Standards CONT204 - $375.00