Advanced Editing Skills

You have some editorial experience and wish to advance your skills. Building on your knowledge of editorial basics from “Editing Skills for the Workplace” or similar courses, you’ll learn about handling the many editorial and process decisions that arise in publishing. You’ll practice on real documents and find out about electronic tools to help you to improve your accuracy and effectiveness. Attend to brush up or update your skills, knowledge and techniques.

You’re invited to bring a document (electronic or print) from your workplace for consultation or as a possible group exercise.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Understanding and managing the editorial and publication process

  • Determining the scope and level of editing projects

  • Editing to meet tight deadlines

  • Editing numbers, data, and citations

  • Understanding copyright and reuse of material

  • Fact checking

  • Building style guides and style sheets

  • Streamlining work using electronic tools, including MS Word, macros, PerfectIt, and Antidote

  • Using editorial resources to make decisions and develop your skills

  • Experienced editors who have taken Editing Skills for the Workplace or other editorial training (or have equivalent knowledge and experience)
  • Editors who manage editorial projects, make complex decisions and add value to a variety of texts

New instructor!

Carolyn Brown is a Certified Professional Editor (Editors Canada) and certified Editor in the Life Sciences (Board of Editors in the Life Sciences). She has edited a wide variety of material for 35 years, specializing in scientific and medical publications for the past 25 years. She is the author of the chapter on citation in Editing Canadian English, 2nd edition, and a perennial seminar leader. She developed an online course on stylistic editing for continuing education at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont. She is also a scientific and medical writer and consultant on electronic publishing.

Select a session

Advanced Editing Skills
November 1, 2018
9:00 - 16:00
$360.00
Advanced Editing Skills
February 13, 2019
9:00 - 16:00
$360.00

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