CONT203: Proofreading Standards


Wondering whether you're working to professional proofreading standards?

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

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

Module 1 – The Professional Proofreader (10 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 1 Culminating Assignment

Module 2 – Communication (10 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 2 Culminating Assignment

Module 3 – Proofreading Practices (10 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 3 Culminating Assignment

Module 4 – Judgement (10 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 4 Culminating Assignment

Module 5 – Error Correction P.1 (10 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 5 Culminating Assignment

Module 6 – Error Correction P.2 (15 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts, Course Culminating Assignment


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Registration Status
Late Winter Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023 Feb 19, 2023 Open
Spring 2023 Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023 Apr 07, 2023 Open
Late Spring 2023 May 08, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023 May 05, 2023 Open
Summer 2023 Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023 Jun 23, 2023 Open
Late Summer 2023 Aug 14, 2023 – Oct 06, 2023 Aug 11, 2023 Open

Late Winter

  • Dates: Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023
  • Deadline: Feb 19, 2023
  • Status: Open

Spring 2023

  • Dates: Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023
  • Deadline: Apr 07, 2023
  • Status: Open

Late Spring 2023

  • Dates: May 08, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023
  • Deadline: May 05, 2023
  • Status: Open

Summer 2023

  • Dates: Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023
  • Deadline: Jun 23, 2023
  • Status: Open

Late Summer 2023

  • Dates: Aug 14, 2023 – Oct 06, 2023
  • Deadline: Aug 11, 2023
  • Status: Open

Registration will remain open until 4pm ET 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.

Recommended, but not required, prerequisite:

Fundamentals of Editing Standards.


Course Materials

Download the course outline [DOCX]

Required course text:

80 Common Layout Errors to Flag When Proofreading Book Interiors. Available in print or as an ebook at Amazon and Lulu.


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.