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 Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Registration Status
Spring 2023 Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023 Apr 07, 2023 Open
Summer 2023 Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023 Jun 23, 2023 Open

Spring 2023

  • Dates: Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023
  • Deadline: Apr 07, 2023
  • Status: Open

Summer 2023

  • Dates: Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023
  • Deadline: Jun 23, 2023
  • Status: Open

Registration will remain open until 4pm ET 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.