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Caps and Spelling

NEW 21st edition now available!

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ISBN 9780920009529

21st edition caps and spellingCaps and Spelling is a handy reference that lists alphabetically the words, proper names and abbreviations most likely to cause problems for writers. The 21st edition of this authoritative guide used by Canadian wordsmiths for 48 years is available in hard-copy and in a web-based searchable edition, and contains new and updated references that reflect the needs of today's writers and editors.

Whether you're in journalism, communications, publishing or public relations, Caps and Spelling helps ensure accuracy and consistency when it comes to abbreviations, hyphenated and compound words, correct names of Canadian corporations and newsmakers, Internet terms, pop culture references and more.

If you aren’t sure if you text message to a smartphone or textmessage to a smart phone, this new edition is for you. This 21st edition can also confirm that the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has an apostrophe, while BC Hydro doesn’t even have periods. That GM, Ford and Chrysler have lost their status as the Big Three automakers and should now be called the Detroit Three. That the government’s new do-not-call list has two hyphens but its new tax-free savings account has only one. 

Do you login or log in? Carry a handgun or hand gun? Throw a knuckleball or a knuckle ball? How do you spell the plural of perogy? Is it Web master or webmaster? Need to know the abbreviation for Newfoundland and Labrador? Whether it’s Zamboni or zamboni? Tim Hortons or Tim Horton’s? Day care or daycare? Is your spell-checker no help?

Find the answers to these and many other language questions in Caps and Spelling, the leading A-Z guide designed for journalists and others who work with Canadian English.

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