|A Military Writer's Handbook|
A Military Writer’s Handbook, supplemented with interactive exercises, has been designed specifically for writers in a military context. Examples of writing in this guide are derived from articles published in the Canadian Military Journal or from writing that addresses military subjects. The illustrative material highlights familiar aspects of military history, doctrine, and culture, and reflects issues and interests of all Canadian Forces personnel.
Please note that this resource is not intended to replace the manual entitled Staff and Writing Procedures for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. Rather, A Military Writer's Handbook offers guidance and advice on matters of grammar, punctuation, and writing style. Those requiring information about conventions and formats of military writing should consult the Staff and Writing Procedures document.
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Classroom instructors can use the Handbook as a teaching aid: individual pages can be displayed as is, with a data projector, or content can be pased into PowerPoint. For instructors of Distance Learning courses, the Handbook can be an aid for online marking. Simply link the student to relevant sections, thus saving the time it takes to type a detailed comment.
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