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.
Module 1 – The Professional Proofreader (Week 1 & 2, 10 hours)
Readings, Discussion Posts, Module 1 Culminating Assignment
Module 2 – Communication (Week 3, 10 hours)
Readings, Discussion Posts, Module 2 Culminating Assignment
Module 3 – Proofreading Practices (Week 4, 10 hours)
Readings, Discussion Posts, Module 3 Culminating Assignment
Module 4 – Judgement (Week 5, 10 hours)
Readings, Discussion Posts, Module 4 Culminating Assignment
Module 5 – Error Correction P.1 (Week 6, 10 hours)
Readings, Discussion Posts, Module 5 Culminating Assignment
Module 6 – Error Correction P.2 (Week 7, 15 hours)
Readings, Discussion Posts, Course Culminating Assignment
|Session||Course Dates||Registration Deadline||Registration Status|
|Fall/Winter 2022||Nov 07, 2022 – Feb 10, 2023||Nov 06, 2022||Open|
|Late Winter||Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023||Feb 19, 2023||Open|
- Dates: Nov 07, 2022 – Feb 10, 2023
- Deadline: Nov 06, 2022
- Status: Open
- Dates: Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023
- Deadline: Feb 19, 2023
- Status: Open
Registration will remain open until 4pm EST on the posted registration deadline date.
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 MaterialsDownload 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.