The Canadian Style : A Guide to Writing and Editing

The Canadian Style : A Guide to Writing and Editing

by Public Works and Government Services Canada Translation Bureau, Dundurn Press Limited
     
 

The revised edition of The Canadian Style is an indispensable language guide for editors, copywriters, students, teachers, lawyers, journalists, secretaries and business people – in fact, anyone writing in the English language in Canada today.

It provides concise, up-to-date answers to a host of questions on abbreviations, hyphenation, spelling,

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Overview

The revised edition of The Canadian Style is an indispensable language guide for editors, copywriters, students, teachers, lawyers, journalists, secretaries and business people – in fact, anyone writing in the English language in Canada today.

It provides concise, up-to-date answers to a host of questions on abbreviations, hyphenation, spelling, the use of capital letters, punctuation and frequently misused or confused words. It deals with letter, memo and report formats, notes, indexes and bibliographies, and geographical names.

It also gives techniques for writing clearly and concisely, editing documents and avoiding stereotyping in communications. There is even an appendix on how to present French words in an English text.

Editorial Reviews

Quill and Quire

An inexpensive Canadian guide useful for anyone who has to write for school or work.

Arts Scarborough

Provides concise, up-to-date information on such puzzling questions as when to capitalize, when to italicize, Canadian vs. American and/or British spellings and problems of usage.

CBRA - Sarah Robertson
[The Canadian Style] is a valuable reference work for Canadian writers and editors, particularly those employed in the public service.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550022766
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

The Translation Bureau, a special operating agency of the Department of Public Works and Government Services of Canada, is please to present the second edition of the Canadian government's English-language editorial style guide, The Canadian Style.

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