Proofreading Standards

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  • CONT203
  • CAN 375.00
  • 100 hours
  • EN
  • Online

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 Schedule

  • Late Winter 2021
  • Feb 22, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2021

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.


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.
  • Develop an accommodation plan with the Manager of CTE that will be implemented and communicated with your course instructor.