CONT201: Copyediting Standards


This course not only enhanced my technical knowledge of copyediting, but also offered invaluable insights into how to communicate editing decisions effectively to authors.


Wondering whether you're working to professional copyediting standards?

Identify your strengths and gaps, learn to work to industry standards, and gain advanced knowledge and practice in copyediting with the support of an expert copyeditor.

As part of the Professional Editing Standards Certificate program, this course explores advanced topics in copyediting, including correcting grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage; checking facts; applying editorial style; integrating visuals and non-English content; and checking for completeness.

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
Spring 2024 Apr 08, 2024 – Jun 07, 2024 Apr 02, 2024 at 4pm ET Apr 04, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Spring 2024 May 06, 2024 – Jun 28, 2024 Apr 26, 2024 at 4pm ET May 02, 2024 at 4pm ET
Summer 2024 Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024 Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET

Spring 2024

  • Dates: Apr 08, 2024 – Jun 07, 2024
  • Deadline: Apr 02, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Apr 04, 2024 at 4pm ET

Late Spring 2024

  • Dates: May 06, 2024 – Jun 28, 2024
  • Deadline: Apr 26, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: May 02, 2024 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

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]

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.