The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing: S2-158/1996E

Revised and Expanded

This Canadian government guide for writers and editors contains standard information on grammar, usage, and punctuation, but with a focus on Canadian editorial issues, for example, in finding unbiased language. This 2nd edition includes discussion of email, plain-language writing, challenges posed by readers of the 1st edition, and how to present French text in English. This guide will be of use to Canadians seeking standards and solutions for writing and editing. It provides concise, up-to-date answers to a host of questions on abbreviations, hyphenation, spelling, the use of capital letters, punctuation and frequently misused or confused words. It deals with letter, memo and report formats, notes, indexes and bibliographies, and geographical names. In this revised and expanded edition, new chapters give techniques for writing clearly and concisely, editing documents, and avoiding stereotyping in communications. There is even an appendix on how to present French words in an English text.

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Department/Agency Public Works and Government Services Canada
Branch Name Translation Bureau
Title The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing
Subtitle Revised and Expanded
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Paper
Distribution Source Public Works and Government Services Canada
Integrated Services Branch
Publishing and Depository Services
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0S5
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Date 1997
Binding Softcover
Dimensions 23cm x 15cm
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 1-55002-276-8
Catalogue Number S2-158/1996E
Weekly Checklist Number 97-14
Subject Terms Subject Terms: Writing