Provincial English is largely adapted from Writing for Success, which was published under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license in 2011 by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution and republished by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative in 2015.
This adaptation also includes content from the following open source materials:
- Writing for Success – 1st Canadian Edition by Tara Horkoff and an author removed at the request of the original publisher, which is under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence.
- English Literature: Victorians and Moderns by James Sexton, which is under a CC BY 4.0 licence.
- Communication for Business Professionals – Canadian Edition published by eCampusOntario, which is under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence.
- “Approaching Poetry” published by Lumen Learning, who adapted it from original content by Sue Asbee, which is under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence.
- “Introduce Evidence” by Jennifer Janechek, which is under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence.
- “MLA Checklist” by Jennifer Janechek, which is under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence.
- “Genre” by Writing Commons, which is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence.
- “Literary Criticism” by Joseph Moxley and republished by Lumen Learning, which is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence.
- “Course Handouts” by Julia Dodge, which are under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence.
More specific attribution statements are provided at the end of each chapter to specify what content was adapted from where. Chapters without attribution statements are original content by Allison Kilgannon.
This adaptation has reformatted the original texts and replaced some images and figures to make the resulting work more shareable and unified. This adaptation has significantly altered or updated many of the original texts it has drawn from. In addition, this adaptation aimed to accomplish the following goals:
- Replace almost all American examples with Canadian examples,
- Use Canadian spelling and conventions, and
- Follow the ABE Articulation Handbook required learning outcomes for Advanced Level English as provided by the Province of British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.