Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition: A Guide for Editors, Writers, and Everyone Who Works with Words by Karen ViragEditing Canadian English, 3rd edition: A Guide for Editors, Writers, and Everyone Who Works with Words by Karen Virag

Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition: A Guide for Editors, Writers, and Everyone Who Works with…

byKaren Virag, Editors' Association of Canada

Hardcover | May 15, 2015

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Editing Canadian English is a style guide, reference manual, judgment-call coach, and much more. Written by expert editors from across the country, it presents a flexible but systematic approach to creating workable Canadian styles.

This comprehensive update includes valuable information on:

• Canadianization

• inclusivity

• spelling

• compounds and hyphens

• capitalization

• abbreviations

• punctuation

• measurements

• citation

• the editor's legal and ethical responsibilities

• working with French in an English text

• professional editorial standards

Here is a reference book for everyone who has puzzled over Canadian spelling (.-our. versus .-or.), measurements (metric versus imperial), place names (.the North. versus .the Far North.), French in an English text (.La Francophonie. versus .the Francophonie.), and other thorny issues. It is an indispensable tool for editors, writers, translators, journalists, students, teachers, librarians, copywriters, and marketing and communications professionals – in short, for anyone who uses Canadian English.

The Editors' Association of Canada offers training and resources to assist editors in realizing their full potential at every stage of their career by supporting professional development through seminars, online training, and conferences; setting the standards for professional editing in Canada and maintaining them through certificatio...
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Title:Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition: A Guide for Editors, Writers, and Everyone Who Works with…Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.26 × 6.47 × 1.02 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Editors' Association of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0986945617

ISBN - 13:9780986945618

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from "Capitals are Confusing: The rules governing their use are both firm and flexible," and other useless dribble: A proper style guide needs to take decisions A proper style guide needs to take decisions, or it's pretty useless. Do we really need a book that describes how one set of rules on such things as capitalization are followed by some and completely disregarded by others? That's the approach taken throughout this book and it's unhelpful; this is the reason people seek out a style guide in the first place. What's worse, when the editors do attempt to take a position on an element of style, the "rules" are difficult to follow. For example, take the question of capitalization of an individual's job title, there are two pages of guidelines that clarified little for this 20-year writing veteran. So would I give the book to one of my staff? No.
Date published: 2015-08-25

Table of Contents

1 Canadianization2 Inclusivity3 Spelling4 Compounds and Hyphens5 Capitalization6 Abbreviations7 Punctuation8 Measurements9 Citation10 The Editor's Legal and Ethical Responsibilities11 Working with French in an English TextAppendix: Professional Editorial Standards (2009)Index