Summer Series:  Almost Everything You Need to Know about Copy Editing and Grammar Skills

Presenter: Moira White
 Number of sessions: 5

Length: Five webinars, one hour each
Editors Canada member price: $150 for the complete series
Non-Member price: $225 for the complete series
Language: English

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Have you ever paused to wonder whether a comma really should be added before a particular word? or whether you should add a hyphen to a compound? or how to phrase queries to the author?

In this five-part series, you’ll learn how to handle the “four pillars of copy editing”:

  1. capitalization;
  2. hyphenation;
  3. commas, semicolons, and colons; and
  4. correct number style.

You’ll also learn about the grammar skills that every copy editor needs to know and about communicating well with your author.

Series schedule

Day 1

  • Three short grammar lessons
  • Copy editing essentials

Day 2

  • Commas, semicolons, and colons

Day 3

  • Capitalization

Day 4

  • Hyphenation
  • Quotations, lists, parentheses and brackets, and ellipsis dots

Day 5

  • Number style
  • Communicating with the author


Moira White teaches writing and editing workshops across the country for government and corporate clients and online at Ryerson University. She also consults on plain language and clear communication through Ubiquitext Communications. Moira is a past president of Editors Canada.