CONT204: Structural Editing Standards

Wondering whether you're working to professional structural and developmental editing standards?

Identify your strengths and gaps, learn to work to industry standards, and gain advanced knowledge and practice in structural and developmental editing with the support of an expert structural editor.

As part of the Professional Editing Standards Certificate program, this course explores what is expected of editors who perform structural/substantive editing. Course topics include additions, deletions, reordering and recasting, working with supplemental textual and visual elements, permissions, working with authors, and structural/substantive editing of fiction and non-fiction.

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.


Recommended, but not required, prerequisite:

Fundamentals of Editing Standards.

Course Materials

Download the course outline [DOCX]


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.