Writing and Editing Style Guides | The Canadian Press

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Writing Guides

Reference books for writing & editing

Writing Guides

The Canadian Press style guides provide authoritative advice on writing & editing from Canada's national news agency.

Whether you're in journalism, communications, publishing or public relations, ensure your writing is accurate and consistent by following the standards set out by Canada’s trusted news leader. The Canadian Press Stylebook, Caps and Spelling and Guide de rédaction are the bibles consulted by our journalists every day as they write the stories used by hundreds of newspapers, broadcasters and websites.

Get your print editions of The Canadian Press Stylebook & Caps and Spelling, or enjoy the benefits of the online versions:

  • Find answers to your style questions quickly by using the powerful keyword search tools to scan both books at the same time.
  • Customize the books by digitally adding your own fully searchable notes, examples and list of hard-to-spell words.
  • Get real-time email alerts when our editor adds new style entries.

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Order your stylebook today and find out why users say...

"Don't even think of going into journalism or communications without it.... Gives lots of tips to help craft your writing."
– Adriana, Review on Indigo.ca –

"It's the best Canadian style resource out there."
– Stephen, Review on Indigo.ca –

"The most helpful book for journalism students. Profs swear by it, editors look to it and you'll use it after graduation!"
– Ashton, Review on Indigo.ca –

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  • Orders in Canada arrive one week from date of order.
  • Current editions may be returned for a refund up to 30 days from shipping date if undamaged and in original packaging.


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