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The Canadian Press Caps and Spelling

23rd edition | Published September 2022

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The Canadian Press Caps and Spelling

$27.50  |  23rd edition  |  Published September 2022
James McCarten, Editor  |  ISBN 9780920009628
Available in English

Caps and Spelling is a handy style guide that lists alphabetically the words, proper names and abbreviations most likely to cause problems for writers. Whether you’re in journalism, communications, publishing or public relations, Caps and Spelling helps ensure accuracy and consistency when it comes to:

  • Abbreviations
  • Hyphenated and compound words
  • Correct names of Canadian corporations and newsmakers
  • Internet terms
  • Pop culture references and more.

The leading A-Z style guide for those who work with Canadian English

  • Is it front line or front-line? Green party or Green Party? Takeaway or take-away?
  • What’s the difference between Buy America and Buy American?
  • Should I write Czechia or Czech Republic?
  • Find the answers to these and many other language questions in Caps and Spelling.

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This 23rd edition lists hundreds of the most troublesome words, names and phrases in alphabetical order:

  • Does Charter take a capital C?
  • How do you spell Kharkiv?
  • Should I capitalize internet?
  • What’s the difference between fintech and Fintrac?
  • Need to know the abbreviation for Newfoundland and Labrador?
  • Whether it’s Zamboni or zamboni?
  • Is it Tim Hortons or Tim Horton’s? Trans Mountain or Trans-Mountain? Trans Pacific Partnership or Trans-Pacific Partnership?
  • Day care or daycare? Folk song or folk-song?
  • How many hyphens in do-not-call list? Or tax-free savings account?
  • Is it gray jay or grey jay? Whiskey jack or whisky jack?
  • Front-runner or frontrunner?
  • Saint John River or St. John River?
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