SUMM 404
MONDAY-TUESDAY, July 11-12, 2016
9:00 am-5:00 pm
$475.00 CDN (includes course material)

Room 3000


Copyediting and proofreading skills are fundamental to many positions in publishing and corporate communications. A well-prepared, error-free document is not only a sign of professionalism, but also an effective vehicle for impressing clients and customers.

This two-day workshop is ideal for anyone wanting an introduction to the world of publishing or communications, or for anyone currently called upon to improve the writing of others in their organization. The class incorporates group discussion and hands-on exercises while covering the following topics:


• Editing marks

• The copyeditor’s responsibilities

• Finding and noting mistakes in spelling, punctuation, and grammar

• Striving for consistency

• Preparing style sheets


• Proofreading marks

• The proofreader’s responsibilities

• The proofreading process

• Technology and proofreading

Copyediting and Proofreading is an excellent complement to The Secrets of Syntax (July 9) and Clear and Concise: Guidelines for Style (July 10).

Ruth Wilson has over 25 years of experience in the business of managing words. She was managing editor of Self-Counsel Press for several years and since 1996 she has run her own editorial services business, working for major publishers, professional associations, and private sector organizations. She also leads seminars and workshops on editing, proofreading, publishing procedures, and plain language, including Basic Copy Editing and Substantive Editing for SFU’s Writing and Communications Program. She is a partner of West Coast Editorial Associates.