Editors' Association of Canada

Editing Canadian English

We're pleased to announce the launch of the much anticipated third edition of Editing Canadian English, the essential reference for Canadian editors and writers, first published in 1987 and later updated in 2000.

This online edition provides instant, on-the-go access to the latest guidance on Canadian English usage, from Canadianization to spelling, abbreviations, punctuation, measurements, bilingual text and so much more. Written by expert editors from EAC and beyond, it's a reference guide you can depend on. And thanks to regular updates, everyone who writes and edits "in Canadian" can stay on top of changes in language usage.

"We're thrilled to offer this new, online edition," says EAC's interim president, Moira White. "Last year, John Allemang asked, 'Who is speaking up for Canadian English?' in The Globe and Mail. We are proud to say that Canadian editors are."

<em>Editing Canadian English</em>, 3rd editionSome 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?

Annual subscription

The online edition of Editing Canadian English is available as an annual subscription for $35. Visit EditingCanadianEnglish.ca to sign up today or to learn more.

Discount for EAC members and student affiliates

EAC members and student affiliates pay just $25 for an annual subscription. Visit the Members' Area for your discount code.

Free 30-day trial

Want to try Editing Canadian English before buying? Visit EditingCanadianEnglish.ca to sign up for a free 30-day trial today.

Print edition

Looking for a desk copy of this incredible resource? EAC will publish a print edition of Editing Canadian English in June 2015.