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Ask the Editor: A CP Style Q&A

Webinar ticket(s) | Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 at 9 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET | Book today, space is limited.

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Live CP Style Seminar (Limited Space)

$95.00 | 75 minutes via Zoom 

James McCarten, Editor, The Canadian Press Stylebook

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET as James McCarten answers all of your questions on CP style. We’ll cover frequently asked questions before opening the webinar up to audience questions. There’s no question too big or small. In addition, this seminar will serve as a preparation for the always challenging CP Style Certification test.

Book your spot today!


You’ll have a chance to have your own style questions answered by our resident expert, as well as getting answers to common questions, such as:    

  • What’s the stance on using s’ or s’s for words that end in s? 
  • When do you spell out numbers?
  • Do commas go inside or outside the closing quotation mark?
  • Should text after a colon be capitalized?
James looks into the camera. He wears glasses. He is seen in close up James McCarten has served as editor of the Canadian Press Stylebook and Caps and Spelling since 2010. He has worked for CP in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Queen’s Park, Ottawa and Washington, D.C., where he currently serves as the agency’s sole foreign correspondent. Prior to Washington, he spent eight years in Ottawa as the company’s parliamentary news editor and acting parliamentary bureau chief.


Earn your CP Style Certification for display on your resumé or LinkedIn profile after testing your knowledge.


  • If I buy my ticket, but later find out I can’t attend, will you provide a refund?
    Although tickets are non-refundable, we will be recording the webinar and sharing it with all registered participants. 
  • Can I transfer my ticket to someone else if I can’t attend?
    Please send your attendee substitution request to
  • Can I get a copy of the slides presented in the webinar?
    Yes, we will share the presentation, along with the recording of the webinar, with all registered participants the day after the webinar.
  • What’s the maximum number of tickets I can buy?
    The limit is 99 tickets. Please only enter a quantity of 99 or less  before clicking the ADD TO CART button.
  • Will there be time for me to ask questions during the webinar?
  • To book your spot(s) for our CP Style Seminar, simply enter your desired quantity and click the ADD TO CART button above. Follow the checkout process to pay for your ticket(s). 
  • If you are purchasing tickets for multiple individuals, you will receive an additional questionnaire, asking you to provide contact information for all attendees, so that they can be properly registered in zoom. 
  • You will receive an email receipt of your purchase.
  • You’ll also receive a separate email allowing you to easily add the CP Style Seminar to your calendar with the link and details for joining via Zoom.

CP style evolves as language changes. This webinar helps you ensure your writing follows the latest standards adopted by media and communications professionals nationwide: 

  • Journalists
  • Corporate communicators
  • Teachers and students
  • Public relations writers
  • Website producers
  • Magazine writers and editors