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Improving Your Writing Skills

Expert advice on CP style: avoid confusion and write concisely amidst modern challenges.

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By popular demand, we've released our highly rated style webinar series as an on-demand offering. Click here to buy all three webinars and save $95!
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Improving your Writing Skills

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 provides expert guidance on improving your writing skills using CP style, all while navigating modern day challenges and social expectations without sacrificing readability.

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Become a more effective writer and communicator and understand how to use CP style to your advantage. Catch up on CP’s advice, expanded guidance and/or modern rules on:    

  • Communicating concisely and accurately
  • Writing clearly while still adhering to people’s identity language
  • Using CP style to help avoid reader confusion 
  • Writing headlines that capture the attention of your audience, whoever they are
  • Understanding the use of active vs. passive voice
  • Seamlessly integrating new changes in style into your writing 
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.


  • What is the refund policy?
    This on-demand webinar is non-refundable.
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    Yes, we will share the presentation, along with the recording of the webinar with all those who purchase access.
  • What are the terms of use?
    The Canadian Press owns all intellectual property rights in and to the content, recordings and materials presented and/or distributed as the CP Style Webinar On-Demand (collectively “the Program”). By purchasing access to the Program, you agree to the following Terms of Use:The Program is provided to you for personal informational purposes only. You will not copy, modify, reprint, reproduce, distribute, sell or make the Program available to third parties, in digital, printed or any other form. This includes, but is not limited to, the creation of screenshots, the capturing of videos, and the creation of any recordings, imitations, adaptations or alterations.
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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