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Intermediate Copy Editing Workshop

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This seminar is a hands-on workshop in which you’ll edit actual short manuscripts; the instructor will review the edits in detail with the group, discussing the reasoning behind various edits, alternative choices, and techniques. Throughout the course of the day, you’ll work on several different types of documents, practise using key resources such as dictionaries and style guides, create and follow style sheets, write queries to the author, and discuss the merits of specific editing choices with fellow attendees and the instructor. The session will also include a review of key copy editing guidelines, advice on finding information as you edit, and plenty of pro tips.

You are encouraged to bring
a laptop computer with word-processing software (paper copies of manuscripts will also be provided) and
a copy of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, if you have one.

Note: This session is not for beginners. Attendees should be graduates of a copy editing course or have equivalent skills and experience (such as editing under the supervision of a senior copy editor for six months or more). Further, attendees should know how to create style sheets and write author queries.


Elizabeth d’Anjou teaches copy editing and grammar at Ryerson University and has developed teaching materials for numerous copy editing courses and workshops, both online and in class. She is a freelancer with more than 20 years of experience editing for a diverse clientele, from textbook publishers to corporations to non-profit agencies and government departments. Elizabeth is a past chair of Editors Toronto and is currently the director of standards for Editors Canada.

Saturday, May 7 
9 AM to 4:30 PM (lunch will be served)
Registration – $210 members, $240 non-members (HST extra) 
Early Registration (to April 23) – $175 members, $195 non-members (HST extra) 
Victoria College, Room 304, Victoria University, University of Toronto 
91 Charles Street West