I received the following announcement from the Editor’s Association of Canada and thought it worth passing on. I have not personally reviewed Editing Canadian English, but I am thinking of buying a print copy when it is available to add to my resource library. The following is reprinted as provided by the Editor’s Association of Canada:
Editing Canadian English—a style guide, reference manual, judgment-call coach, and much more—is an indispensable tool for writing and editing in “Canadian.” Written by expert editors from Editors Canada and beyond, it presents a flexible but systematic approach to creating workable Canadian styles.
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 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?
The online edition of Editing Canadian English is available as an annual subscription for $35 ($25 for Editors Canada members and affiliates). Visit EditingCanadianEnglish.ca for more information about pricing and features, or to sign up for a free 30-day trial. Editors Canada will publish a print edition in June 2015 (price TBD).
Richard Adin, An American Editor