Correct grammar and style add to your professionalism, and save time for you and the manager/editor who reviews your work. This one-day workshop for PR professionals and journalists and anyone who writes, edits or produces a newsletter for their organizations and focuses on basic grammar rules and CP Style. You learn how to adapt between styles (formal pieces may need formal grammar) and how to develop and adopt a style guide for your organization in order to keep your writing clear, concise, and consistent no matter the message or the messenger.
WRIT 0170 OP01
Sat, May 5
9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Karen Unland
Karen Unland has been obsessed with journalism since she was 10 years old, and her interest has yet to wane. She worked for major daily newspapers for 15 years, including four years as online editor at the Edmonton Journal. In addition to consulting, she teaches in the journalism program at Grant MacEwan University. She is married to Edmonton Public School Board trustee Christopher Spencer, and they have two children.
For details on these and other Writing Works courses, visit the Writing Works website at www.MacEwan.ca/writingworks. All courses take place at MacEwan’s City Centre Campus.
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What is the CP Stylebook?
The Canadian Press Stylebook is a one-stop reference book used by journalists at Canada’s national news agency as they deliver hundreds of stories a day to newspapers, broadcasters and Internet sites.
A bestseller for years and now available in a web-based searchable edition for approximately $4.00 per month, the Stylebook can be found on the desks of corporate communicators, teachers and students, public relations writers, website producers and magazine writers and editors – in fact, just about anyone looking for a writing style guide with practical answers on writing cleanly, accurately and concisely.
This new edition has been broadened, with detailed advice on dealing with the spoken word and video, to reflect the converging world of communication. For handy reference, a pronunciation guide to Canadian place names has been added.
All content has been updated to add contemporary examples and reflect current legal rules and public sensitivities. Throughout, there is reliable, current information for those who communicate for a living, on everything from rules on abbreviation to how to handle web addresses in copy.
At almost 500 pages, this 16th edition includes:
- Easy-to-follow guidelines on capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations and other writing style and editing issues.
- A chapter on writing for and about the Internet.
- Advice on how to write with style and colour as well as good taste.
- Listings and spellings on countries and cities around the world.
- Up-to-date information on changes to Canada’s laws on polls, elections and youth justice.
- Current advice on how to use access-to-information laws.
- New chapters on writing and editing for broadcast: Audio, Reading the news, Video, Writing for broadcast (expanded from two pages to a full chapter); and a pronunciation guide of Canadian places from Abinger, Ont., to Xena, Sask.
- For journalism students: new and expanded chapters on the basics of being a journalist, including reporting, handling breaking news, interviewing techniques, political reporting, tips on working in a war zone from Canadian Press reporters who have covered Canada’s military forces in Afghanistan.
- For copy editors and corporate communicators, web content producers: a totally reorganized book, making it easier to find answers to your questions on punctuation, capitalization and other grammatical elements. Lots of tips and tools, all organized alphabetically for easy reference. Plus, a longer, more detailed index.
- For PR professionals: expanded chapter on public relations and the media, including advice on planning and writing press releases, holding news conferences and working with the media.
If you want a down-to-earth writing style guide with reliable information on everything from the currency of Argentina to what a person from Labrador is called, turn to the Canadian Press Stylebook.