Meeting Professional Editorial Standards, 4-volume set
MPES Series

Editors’ Association of Canada     

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-55322-223-1 (2010-2011)
  9999 g, 8.5 X 11, $160.00 (US$128.00)

A hands-on resource that covers the core editorial skills you will need to work as an editor

Captus Press and the Editors’ Association of Canada are pleased to offer the Second Edition of this unique self-teaching and self-testing package. Based on Professional Editorial Standards – 2009, Meeting Professional Editorial Standards, Second Edition, is adaptable to the needs of all editors — whether you are learning the craft, are an established professional or are preparing for the Editors' Association of Canada certification tests.

This reference tool is divided into volumes on proofreading, copy editing, stylistic editing, and structural editing. Each volume contains exercises drawn from real situations, solutions and discussions about the issues presented.

The approach is suitable for either independent study or course work. If you are a learner, use it on your own or create a study group. If you are a teacher, you may use it as a basis for an editing course. Classroom copies are available from Captus Press.

Editing is an art as well as a discipline. Meeting Professional Editorial Standards (MPES) defines the rules of the craft. This essential publication offers insights into the inspiration, patience, humility and concern with detail that infuse good editing.

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards, Second Edition, 4-volume set includes the following (shipping charges not included, see below for rate):

  • Proofreading: Meeting Professional Editorial Standards
  • Copy Editing: Meeting Professional Editorial Standards
  • Stylistic Editing: Meeting Professional Editorial Standards
  • Structural Editing: Meeting Professional Editorial Standards

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A self-paced study resource, the four volumes can also be ordered separately. Click on the title to learn more about the new individual study guides:

In addition to our convenient online shopping basket, you can also place your order by mail, fax, or email, using a copy of our online order form.

For information about the Editors’ Association of Canada or Certification, contact: 

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