Editing Skills for the Workplace

Editing in the workplace requires a combination of editorial expertise, tact, and “big picture” outlook. Every day brings some new challenge, from meeting aggressive deadlines to managing disagreements about the correct placement of a comma.

In this workshop, you’ll acquire the practical skills that you need to edit your colleagues’ work successfully: how to assess the editing needs for a project, how to edit the text effectively, and how to build strong writer–editor collaborations. You'll learn how to correct common problems quickly to increase your productivity. You’ll also learn how to manage your time, your client’s expectations, and your workload.

Editing is a valuable contribution to any project—it can also be extremely satisfying. This workshop will help you build the basic skill set that you'll need to edit effectively in the workplace.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Assessing purpose and audience

  • Organizing information

  • Editing for style, grammar, and consistency

  • Understanding the editorial process

  • Evaluating copyright and liability issues

  • Providing feedback to writers

  • Writers who want to learn the basics of editing
  • Anyone who wants to edit texts more effectively and quickly

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.

“This was one of my favorite U of O classes!”

Select a session

Editing Skills for the Workplace
September 24, 25, 2019
9:00 - 16:00
Editing Skills for the Workplace
February 6, 7, 2020
9:00 - 16:00
Editing Skills for the Workplace
July 8, 9, 2020
8:00 - 15:00

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