Your Go-to Guide for
Canadian English Usage

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Editing Canadian English – a style guide, reference manual, judgment-call coach, and much more – is an indispensable online tool for writing and editing in “Canadian.” Written by expert editors from across the country, it presents a flexible but systematic approach to creating workable Canadian styles.

The Latest Guidance

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Editing Canadian English provides the latest guidance on Canadian English usage: Canadianization, inclusivity, spelling, compounds and hyphens, capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, measurements, citation, and working with French in an English text.

New and Improved!

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This third edition features new material and substantial updates, and is fully searchable. It includes a discussion of editors’ roles, specialized advice for editorial niches, and guidance on the editor’s legal and ethical responsibilities. And, with regular updates, Editing Canadian English will keep expanding to meet users’ needs.

SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ADDRESSED IN ECE3:

  • What are the differences between proofreading, copy editing, stylistic editing, and structural editing, and how do I know which role is required?
  • When is it appropriate to adapt Canadian words that an international audience might stumble over?
  • What are the biases common in Canada and how do I correct for them?
  • How do I settle on a Canadian spelling when even our dictionaries can’t agree?
  • What punctuation issues are specific to Canada?
  • How do I reconcile the metric versus imperial mix that characterizes Canadian usage?
  • How do I work with French text in English documents?

Which is right for you?

Online version of ECE3
Online Edition

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Hardcover Edition

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Hard cover version of ECE3