Toronto, February 10, 2017—The Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is pleased to announce the latest update and reprint of the Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition, the essential reference for Canadian editors and writers. The third edition was first published in June 2015. With this reprint, Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition now also includes the latest edition of the association’s Professional Editorial Standards.
In 2014, John Allemang asked “Who is speaking up for Canadian English?” in The Globe and Mail. Editors Canada answered that call proudly with Editing Canadian English.
Some of the common questions addressed by the third edition of Editing Canadian English include these:
- 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 cannot 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?
Editing Canadian English is also available online. Visit EditingCanadianEnglish.ca for more information about pricing and features or to sign up for a free 30-day trial.
About Editors Canada
Editors Canada began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada to promote and maintain high standards of editing. In 1994, the word “Freelance” was dropped to reflect the association’s expanding focus to serve both freelance and in-house editors. As Canada’s only national editorial association, it is the hub for 1,300 members and affiliates, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit and publishing sectors. The association’s professional development programs and services include professional certification, an annual conference, seminars, webinars, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, and networking with other associations. Editors Canada has five regional branches: British Columbia; Saskatchewan; Toronto; Ottawa–Gatineau; and Quebec/Atlantic Canada, as well as smaller branches (called twigs) in Calgary, Edmonton, Manitoba, Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph, Hamilton/Halton, Kingston, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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