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 workshops, you’ll learn to add value by guiding the editorial process, working with numbers and other non-text elements, and understanding ethical and legal issues. You’ll practice on real documents and find out about current resources and electronic tools to help you to improve your 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.



  • 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
  • Editing references and understanding citation style
  • 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



6 hours



  •   $655 (plus tax)


Featured 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 is also a scientific and medical writer and consultant on electronic publishing.



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P00052303AAdvanced Editing Skills3/27/20233/28/2023WinterOnlineRegister to Event