Canadian (Writing) Style Workshop
The Canadian Style gives concise answers to questions concerning written English in the Canadian context. It covers such topics as the decimal point, abbreviations, capital letters, punctuation marks, hyphenation, spelling, frequently misused or confused words and Canadian geographical names. It also includes useful advice for drafting letters, memos, reports, indexes and bibliographies.
In addition, The Canadian Style includes techniques for writing clearly and concisely, editing documents, and avoiding stereotyping in communications.
This workshop will provide an overview of the Canadian Style website and will focus on particular sections.
Translation Bureau > TERMIUM Plus® > The Canadian Style
Sections which will be covered:
- Agreement (with a grammar review)
- Common Faults (with a grammar review)
- Additional Handouts with Quick Reference Guides will also be provided
Coreen Boucher is a freelance editor who owns and operates Lucent Edits. She specializes in theses, dissertations, and academic articles in the APA style and in editing and indexing nonfiction books. For seven years, she taught grammar and writing to home-schooled children and youth and continues to work with ESL learners today. She constantly upgrades her editing skills at SFU, Ryerson’s Chang school, and the Editor’s Association of Canada.