The Canadian Press Stylebook:
A Guide For Writers and Editors
Publisher: The Canadian Press
Year Published: 1988
Pages: 358pp ISBN: 0-920009-01-8
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX3339
Abstract: The Canadian Press Stylebook is a guide on English usage, style, reporting standards, and the like, intended primarily for journalists and editors. At the same time, it can be a useful desktop reference tool for anyone communicating through the spoken or written word. Among the topics covered in separate chapters are capitalization, common faults in English usage, jargon, editing, libel and contempt laws, the metric system, numbers, possessives, punctuation, sexism in language, and story construction. While handy, the book is not gospel: for example, many Connexions readers would take issue with the Stylebook's uncritical adherence to the myth that the news media are "objective", or to the idea that for each social or political issue there are two, and only two, sides. However, the technical and reference sections of the Stylebook make it a useful resource.