The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) has announced Ryerson University’s Publishing program has adopted the Stylistic Editing and Structural Editing volumes of Meeting Professional Editorial Standards (MPES) as textbooks for its fall term.
Meeting Professional Editorial Standards is a reference set divided into four volumes: proofreading, copy editing, stylistic editing and structural editing. Each volume contains exercises drawn from real situations, solutions and discussions about the issues presented.
Rosemary Shipton and Meg Taylor teach Substantive and Stylistic Editing at Ryerson University. They’ve been looking for a textbook for years. Taylor says she and Shipton chose MPES because “there are no other good options for substantive editing on a post-grad level.”
“There are no other practical textbooks for either structural or stylistic editing at a professional level, so we are delighted that EAC has published MPES, volumes three [Stylistic Editing] and four [Structural Editing],” says Shipton. “I think both volumes are excellent in terms of providing hands-on experience in a variety of texts, ranging from fiction to government reports to websites.”
According to Shipton, students have reacted well to the volumes and they realize what a valuable asset MPES is to any editor. Both instructors agree that other publishing and editing programs should consider MPES for course texts.
For more information about Meeting Professional Editorial Standards, contact Carolyn L Burke at [email protected]
To purchase Meeting Professional Editorial Standards or to request an instructor review copy, visit EAC online at www.editors.ca/resources/eac_publications/mpes.html