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The Canadian Press Stylebook

18th edition | Published January 2018

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The Canadian Press Stylebook

$37.50  |  18th edition  |  Published January 2018

James McCarten, Editor  |  
ISBN 9780920009543
Available in English

If you want a down-to-earth writing style guide from Canada’s national news agency to follow the same standards used by media and communications professionals nationwide, turn to The Canadian Press Stylebook. It’s the one-stop reference book used by anyone looking for practical answers on writing cleanly, accurately and concisely, including:

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

A Canadian bestseller that includes:

  • Easy-to-follow guidelines on capitalization, punctuation and abbreviations.
  • Advice on how to write with style and colour, as well as good taste.
  • Listings and spellings on countries and cities around the world.
  • A chapter on writing for and about the internet.
  • Tips for journalists, including reporting, handling breaking news and interviewing techniques.
  • Tips for broadcasters, including handling audio, video, reading the news and writing for broadcast, as well as a comprehensive guide to hard-to-pronounce Canadian places.
  • Tips for PR professionals, including writing press releases, holding conferences and working with the media.

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This 18th edition features advice and guidance for writing and editing, including:

  • Guidance on writing about Indigenous Peoples.
  • Advice on writing about the often-challenging issue of gender identity and expression.
  • Detailed guidance on covering mental health matters and stories involving suicide.
  • Tips on political reporting and working in a war zone.
  • Up-to-date information on changes to Canada’s laws on polls, elections and youth justice.
  • Current advice on how to use access-to-information laws.
  • A chapter on writing for and about the internet.
  • Guidance on when and how media outlets can make use of images posted online.
  • A comprehensive look at how you can safely and effectively practise and promote your craft with tools like Twitter and Facebook, while keeping true to basic newsroom principles of impartiality, fairness, accuracy and even-tempered discourse.
  • Detailed rules governing the use of unnamed sources.
  • Advice for handling stories that involve suicide, and dealing with government and corporate officials who might not always be forthcoming with reporters.
  • Advice on dealing with obscenity in news reports.
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  • Current print editions may be returned for a refund up to 30 days from the order date if they are undamaged and in the original packaging. A 10% restocking fee may apply, depending on the volume of returns, and customer needs to cover the shipping costs for sending the returned book(s) back.
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