- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Dundurn; 1 edition (1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1550022768
- ISBN-13: 978-1550022766
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 499 g
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Canadian Style Paperback – 1997
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[The Canadian Style] is a valuable reference work for Canadian writers and editors, particularly those employed in the public service. (Sarah Robertson CBRA)^
Provides concise, up-to-date information on such puzzling questions as when to capitalize, when to italicize, Canadian vs. American and/or British spellings and problems of usage.(Arts Scarborough)^
An inexpensive Canadian guide useful for anyone who has to write for school or work.(Quill and Quire)
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The revised edition of The Canadian Style continues to set the standard for English Language usage in Canada. This reasonably priced handbook is cross-referenced, and indexed chapters make it easy to find the information you need. It provides concise, up-to-date answers to a host of questions on abbreviations, hyphenation, word division, spelling, the use of capital letters, italics, punctuation, quotations prepositional usage, and frequently misused or confused words.
It deals with metric units, dates and other numerical expressions, and also covers letter, memo and report formats, notes, indexes and bibliographies, and geographical names. 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.
The Canadian Style is an indispensable language guide for editors, copywriters, students, teachers, layers, journalists, secretaries and business peoplein fact, anyone writing in the English language in Canada today.See all Product description
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If you're the kind of person who has strong feelings about the Oxford comma (either way) then you will likely find some parts of this book slightly annoying. There are some inconsistencies and illogical choices that just don't make sense. Beyond some minor difficulties, I've also taken issue with some of the odd typographical choices that were made. None of these annoyances are especially heinous on their own. Who can really get all that worked up over punctuation?
If you already have a strong base in style, or if you have another high-quality authoritative style-related book, then this book is a decent guide to the quirks of Canadian writing. As long as you feel confident enough to take the good and ignore the bad, this book can be very useful to a Canadian writer.
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