CONT205: How to Copyedit

This course is a standalone editing course. It will not apply towards the Professional Editing Standards Certificate.

Wondering if a career in copyediting is for you? Looking to learn the basics of what a copyeditor does?

How To Copyedit will help you build the underlying concepts needed for a strong foundation in copyediting.

In this course, you will be immersed in the workflow of a copyediting job from start to finish. Using interactive activities, readings, and other resources, you will learn and apply fundamental topics in copyediting, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, editorial style, basic editing tools, statements of work, and clear, professional editing correspondence.

This course is applicable to those exploring a career in editing and/or beginning editors of English from all geographical locations.

Course Outline

Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Registration Status
Winter 2023 Jan 23, 2023 – Apr 07, 2023 Jan 22, 2023 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 has no application requirements.

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.