CONT200: Fundamentals of Editing Standards


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.

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 Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2024 Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024 Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET
Fall 2024 Sep 30, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024 Sep 24, 2024 at 4pm ET Sep 26, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Summer 24 Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024 Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET
Fall/Winter 2024 Nov 04, 2024 – Feb 07, 2025 Oct 29, 2024 at 4pm ET Oct 31, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Winter 2025 Feb 17, 2025 – Apr 18, 2025 Feb 11, 2025 at 4pm ET Feb 13, 2025 at 4pm ET
Winter 2025 Jan 20, 2025 – Apr 04, 2025 Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET

Summer 2024

  • Dates: Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024
  • Deadline: Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET

Fall 2024

  • Dates: Sep 30, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
  • Deadline: Sep 24, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Sep 26, 2024 at 4pm ET

Late Summer 24

  • Dates: Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024
  • Deadline: Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET

Fall/Winter 2024

  • Dates: Nov 04, 2024 – Feb 07, 2025
  • Deadline: Oct 29, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Oct 31, 2024 at 4pm ET

Late Winter 2025

  • Dates: Feb 17, 2025 – Apr 18, 2025
  • Deadline: Feb 11, 2025 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Feb 13, 2025 at 4pm ET

Winter 2025

  • Dates: Jan 20, 2025 – Apr 04, 2025
  • Deadline: Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET

Application Requirements

This course is applicable to intermediate and advanced editors of English (more than five years’) from all geographical locations. If you are new to the field of editing and are looking for an introductory course, we recommend CONT205: How to Copyedit. If you have some experience as an editor (less than five years’), you may enroll in this course and assess whether the course material matches your current skills. You have the option to withdraw from the course and receive a full refund if you do this by the course’s midpoint. View our refund policy here.


Course Materials

Download the course outline [DOCX]

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


Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.