Category Archive: copy editing

Aug 26

Capital Headlines, Eh?

Headline capitalization rules from The Canadian Press Stylebook (17th) and updated info from The Canadian Style online are summarized in a chart in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 17

How to Keep Your Place When Editing

There are many strategies you can use to keep your place in a document. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I examine macros and manual strategies when editing onscreen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 05

Abbreviations, Styled the Canadian Way

Style those abbreviations the Canadian way. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com, I discuss guidelines from Editing Canadian English, The Canadian Press Stylebook and The Canadian Style. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

Canadian Acronym Styling, Eh?

Tweet this post.How to (Canadian) style letters that are not full words: title case, lower case, spall caps, and period-ification of acronyms and initialisms. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Canadians Like Hyphens, Eh?

Tweet this post.The thorny world of hyphens in Canada: today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 24

Canadianizing Texts

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Canadianization is a common cost-saving measure used on materials that were successful in a larger, foreign market. Today, I look at when and when not to Canadianize a text plus two common approaches to the task in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 15

Use Word’s Outline View to Check Document Flow

Do you follow that editing principle of “parading your topic sentences”? Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, learn about Word’s Outline View and how it can help with this task.

  • Visualize Heading Structure
  • Outline Tools on the Home Ribbon
  • Rearranging Content
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

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Jun 08

Word Tool to Check Document Structure

Visualize the structure of a complex document and navigate it too, using Word’s Document Map Pane. I explain how, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

How to Preserve Voice (and Recognize it, Too)

Tweet this quote.“Preserve the author’s voice,” editors are commonly told. But what IS voice? How to recognize the author’s voice and preserve it when style guidelines allow. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

Public Service Commission Style Guide

Tweet this quote.Take a glimpse at one of the freely available Canadian style guidesToday, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read select points from the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) style guide used together with the PSC Glossary and The Canadian Style (also available free online: The Canadian Style) by departments within the PSC and any of their contractors.  Read the rest of this entry »

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