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Ask the Editor – A CP Style Q&A

Answers to CP Style FAQs and tips for passing the challenging CP Style Certification test.

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Ask the Editor and Certification Preparation

On-demand recording available for a limited time

$95.00 | 75 minutes  

James McCarten, Editor, The Canadian Press Stylebook

Register to view this on-demand webinar as James McCarten answers common questions on CP style. We’ll cover frequently asked questions and present questions from current style enthusiasts. In addition, this seminar serves as a preparation for the always challenging CP Style Certification test.

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You’ll have a chance to hear from peers on their 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?
  • How do I prepare for the CP Style Certification test?
James McCarten headshot - he is smiling at camera 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.



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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