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The Canadian Press Stylebook

19th edition | Published October 2021

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The Canadian Press Stylebook – 19th edition

$39.50  |  19th edition  |  October 2021

James McCarten, Editor  |  
ISBN 9780920009604
Available in English

For a down-to-earth writing style guide from Canada’s national news agency, turn to The Canadian Press Stylebook to follow the same standards used by media and communications professionals across the country. It’s the one-stop reference book used by anyone looking for practical strategies for clean, accurate and concise writing, 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 19th edition features advice and guidance for writing and editing, including:

  • Extensive help on writing about the COVID-19 pandemic, including hot topics like vaccines, variants and the ever-evolving language of public health.
  • New advice on writing about sensitive issues such as sexual misconduct, age, mental illness, addiction and dependence.
  • Modern rules to govern the use of terms like Black, Indigenous, white, brown and Uyghur, among many others.
  • Expanded guidance on how to incorporate more diverse voices into your work, and how best to navigate the shifting norms on race and ethnicity.
  • Fresh counsel on handling tricky subjects like disabilities and mental illness.
  • An all-new section on writing about climate change.
  • Updated information on how best to handle polls during election season.
  • Keeping up with the latest changes to the Canadian Senate.
  • Current advice on how to use access-to-information laws.
  • A chapter on writing for, with and about the internet and social media.
  • Food for thought when it comes to naming individuals in certain circumstances, such as after a gender-related transition or in cases of minor criminal allegations.
  • 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.
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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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