Structural Editing Standards

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  • CONT204
  • CAN 375.00
  • 100 hours
  • EN
  • Online

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 Schedule

  • Winter 2021
  • Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Jan 22, 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]

This course has no required resources.


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.