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Hyphens and Compounds in Caps and Spelling

Webinar ticket(s) | Wednesday, Oct. 26, 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 with Q&A time

James McCarten, Editor, The Canadian Press Stylebook

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET for a review of the new edition of The Canadian Press Caps and Spelling Guide (releasing this fall), combined with an in-depth tutorial on the always challenging hyphens and compounds. 

Book your spot today!


We’ll take you behind the scenes to understand how CP style decisions are made and what’s changed. Catch up on CP’s advice, expanded guidance and/or modern rules on:  

  • Capitalization rules for terms like Black, Indigenous, white, brown, among many others
  • When to properly use terms like: compare to, compare with and contrast with
  • When to use a hyphen 
  • Proper comma use
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 sales@thecanadianpress.com.
  • 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