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 Outline

Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Registration Status
Fall/Winter 2022 Nov 07, 2022 – Feb 10, 2023 Nov 06, 2022 Open
Winter 2023 Jan 23, 2023 – Apr 07, 2023 Jan 22, 2023 Open

Fall/Winter 2022

  • Dates: Nov 07, 2022 – Feb 10, 2023
  • Deadline: Nov 06, 2022
  • Status: Open

Winter 2023

  • Dates: Jan 23, 2023 – Apr 07, 2023
  • Deadline: Jan 22, 2023
  • Status: Open

Registration will remain open until 4pm EST on the posted registration deadline date.

Application Requirements

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.

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.


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.