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What our students are saying about Queen's Professional Studies
The Structural Editing and Copyediting Standards 2 courses opened my eyes and provided me with great insights into the editing field. I just need more money to enrol for the remaining courses so I can attain the professional certificate. The method of teaching and how we engaged are just great! Instructor feedback was phenomenal as it helped me hone my skills and steer me in the right direction.
I earned a post-graduate certificate in teaching and learning, and I am very appreciative to all my instructors for their tireless support. Additionally, their feedback was both positive and constructive. The courses were informative and thorough and left me wanting more. The assignments and content were outstanding and furnished me with technological, research, and teaching skills. I learned a lot and I am looking forward to taking more classes.
I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Professional Editing Certification program through Queen’s University. The program used the standard elements from the Editor’s Association of Canada as a base for the program. This made it easier for the participants to identify with the content, and its real world applications. Instructor experience and constructive feedback helped us reach our goals. I particularly liked the consistent use of the learning goal documents used throughout the program. Participants were able to refer to previous concepts and add their own areas of focus.
Prior to taking Copyediting Standards and Copyediting Standards 2, I was self-employed as a freelance copyeditor; however, I limited myself to assignments and projects that I felt comfortable with. I backed away from documents that contained complex tables, charts, and/or multimedia content. The engaging and well-structured courses not only provided me with the confidence, knowledge, and certification to go beyond my comfort zone, but one of the greater benefits I acquired was an understanding of how to best communicate with clients regarding the scope of their projects and precisely how I can meet their needs. Thanks, Queen’s!
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