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Reference books for writing and editing

Whether you're in journalism, communications, publishing or public relations, the writing and editing guides from The Canadian Press help you ensure accuracy and consistency by following the standards set by Canada’s national news agency. They are the bibles consulted by our journalists as they provide thousands of words of copy each day to newspapers, broadcasters and Internet sites. Plus, you can read the latest issues of the Copy Talk newsletter from the editor of The Canadian Press Stylebook and Caps and Spelling.

17th edition Stylebook     The Canadian Press Stylebook - A Canadian bestseller
    17th edition has sold out; 
    The Canadian Press Stylebook 18th edition is due out soon
    and now available for pre-order through the Shopping Cart.


     17th edition | Published July 2013 | ISBN 9780920009505
     James McCarten, Editor
     Available in English

     Price: $35.95 CAD | Buy Stylebook 

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21st edition caps and spelling thumbThe Canadian Press Caps and Spelling 

21st edition | Published November 2015 | ISBN 9780920009529
James McCarten, Editor
Available in English

Price: $20.95 CAD | Buy Caps and Spelling – Order your copy today!

Learn about online version of the Caps and Spelling and Stylebook

Guide de rédaction
Award-winning book

Fifth edition
Published April 2006
ISBN 0920009360
C. Papineau, Editor

Available in French
Price: $32.95 CAD
Buy Guide

Volume pricing ($ CAD), shipping for hard-copy books and return/refund policy
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  Bookstores $27.00 $16.00 $26.00

Orders within Canada usually arrive in two to four weeks from date of order. Orders within Canada for one to four books ship via Canada Post: $4.50 plus $1.95 per book. Orders within Canada for five or more books ship via Purolator: rates vary.  

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  Return/Refund policy

Current editions of hard-copy books in their original packaging that are not damaged may be returned for a refund up to 30 days from their shipment date. We reserve the right to verify return product information before issuing a return credit (i.e. confirming damaged product). We are not responsible for any damage that may occur during the return shipment of your order. 

Much-anticipated online version of The Canadian Press Stylebook and Caps and Spelling now available!

Subscribers to the online books will benefit from the:

  • Convenience of using their writing resource from anywhere they have Internet access.
  • Power of search tools that quickly scan both books for keywords and display relevant style entries or listings.
  • Flexibility of adding their personal notes, examples, custom style entries and commonly misspelled words to complement the existing books.
  • Speed of real-time updates and email notifications of all style changes or additional content made by the editor of the books.

onlinebooks_bothOnline Stylebook
and Caps and Spelling

Patti Tasko, Editor
Available in English

Price for one user:
Only $6.25 CAD per month!
Buy annual subsription ($75)    

Online Stylebook only
Price for one user:
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Online Caps and Spelling only
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Olympic keepsake book

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A Day-by-Day Account of the 2010 Winter Games

The Canadian Press
Publisher: Key Porter Books Limited
Published March 5, 2010

ISBN 1554703379

Available in stores now
Order from Indigo or Amazon ($16.57 CAD)


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