Course Description

This course examines the particular problems involved in the preparation and publishing of government and other reports. The approach taken is one of project management, and the skills taught are applicable to many settings. The specific topics covered include working with inexperienced writers; committees as authors and editors; explaining the production process and timetable; establishing editorial, design, and production timetables within strict deadlines; simultaneous publication in English and French; and specific requirements, including documentation and confidentiality.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

Students with experience in editing may be admitted by permission of the coordinators.


Prerequisite: CDPB 102

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