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The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishersby University of Chicago Press
Synopses & Reviews
In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book — the first edition of the Manual of Style, published in 1906. Now in its fifteenth edition, The Chicago Manual of Style — the essential reference for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers in any field — is more comprehensive and easier to use than ever before.
Those who work with words know how dramatically publishing has changed in the past decade, with technology now informing and influencing every stage of the writing and publishing process. In creating the fifteenth edition of the Manual, Chicago's renowned editorial staff drew on direct experience of these changes, as well as on the recommendations of the Manual's first advisory board, composed of a distinguished group of scholars, authors, and professionals from a wide range of publishing and business environments.Every aspect of coverage has been examined and brought up to date — from publishing formats to editorial style and method, from documentation of electronic sources to book design and production, and everything in between. In addition to books, the Manual now also treats journals and electronic publications. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by technology, use new methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources.
A new chapter covers American English grammar and usage, outlining the grammatical structure of English, showing how to put words and phrases together to achieve clarity, and identifying common errors. The two chapters on documentation have been reorganized and updated: the first now describes the two main systems preferred by Chicago, and the second discusses specific elements and subject matter, with examples of both systems. Coverage of design and manufacturing has been streamlined to reflect what writers and editors need to know about current procedures. And, to make it easier to search for information, each numbered paragraph throughout the Manual is now introduced by a descriptive heading.
Clear, concise, and replete with commonsense advice, The Chicago Manual of Style, fifteenth edition, offers the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice while including a wealth of new topics and updated perspectives. For anyone who works with words, whether on a page or computer screen, this continues to be the one reference book you simply must have.
What's new in the Fifteenth Edition:
"Countless publishing professionals have learned the details of their business from this classic guide for publishers, editors and writers....Those in the publishing industry will need this edition, both for what's new and for what they will want to argue about." Publishers Weekly
"Since 1906, the incomparable Chicago Manual has been the reference for writers, editors, copyeditors, publishers, and anyone else working with words. This historic new edition reflects the huge impact that computer technology has had on writing and publishing in recent decades." Library Journal
Long regarded as the essential reference for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers in any field, the new fifteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been revised and updated with current style and writing in the electronic age, making it easier to use and more indispensable than ever.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -879) and index.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgments1. The Parts of a Published WorkIntroductionBooksJournals2. Manuscript Preparation and Manuscript EditingIntroductionThe Author's ResponsibilitiesThe Manuscript Editor's Responsibilities3. ProofsIntroductionWhat to Look ForHow to Mark ProofsCover ProofsBluelines and Folded and Gathered SheetsChecking Works for Electronic Publication4. Rights and Permissions by William S. StrongIntroductionCopyright Law and the Licensing of RightsThe Publishing AgreementThe Publisher's ResponsibilitiesThe Author's Responsibilities5. Grammar and Usage by Bryan A. GarnerGrammarWord Usage6. PunctuationIntroductionTypographic and Aesthetic ConsiderationsPeriodCommaSemicolonColonQuestion MarkExclamation PointHyphens and DashesParenthesesBracketsSlashQuotation MarksMultiple Punctuation and When to Avoid ItLists and Outline Style7. Spelling, Distinctive Treatment of Words, and CompoundsIntroductionVariant SpellingsPluralsPossessivesContractions and InterjectionsWord DivisionA and An, O and OhLigaturesItalics, Capitals, and Quotation MarksCompounds and Hyphenation8. Names and TermsIntroductionPersonal NamesTitles and OfficesEpithets, Kinship Names, and PersonificationsEthnic, Socioeconomic, and Other GroupsNames of PlacesWords Derived from Proper NamesNames of OrganizationsHistorical and Cultural TermsCalendar and Time DesignationsReligious Names and TermsMilitary TermsShips, Trains, Aircraft, and SpacecraftScientific TerminologyBrand Names and TrademarksTitles of WorksNotices and Mottoes9. NumbersIntroductionNumerals or WordsPhysical QuantitiesPercentages and Decimal FractionsMoneyDivisions in Publications and Other DocumentsDatesTime of DayNamesAddresses and ThoroughfaresPlurals and Punctuation of NumbersInclusive NumbersRoman Numerals10. Foreign LanguagesIntroductionTitles and Other Proper NamesLanguages Using the Latin AlphabetLanguages Usually Transliterated (or Romanized)Classical GreekOld English and Middle EnglishAmerican Sign Language11. Quotations and DialogueIntroductionPermissible ChangesRelation to TextQuotation MarksEllipsesCiting Sources in TextForeign-Language Quotations12. Illustrations and CaptionsIntroductionDefinitionsPlacement and NumberingPhysical Handling of ArtworkCaptionsList of IllustrationsCharts: Some GuidelinesMusical Examples13. TablesIntroductionThe Main Parts of a TableShape and DimensionsSpecial Types of TablesEditing TablesTypographic Considerations14. Mathematics in TypeIntroductionStyle of Mathematical ExpressionsPreparation of Paper Manuscripts15. AbbreviationsIntroductionNames and TitlesGeographical TermsDesignations of TimeScholarly AbbreviationsBibleTechnology and ScienceBusiness and Commerce16. Documentation I: Basic PatternsIntroductionSource Citation: Basic Elements, Different FormatsNotesBibliographiesThe Author-Date System: Reference Lists and Text Citations17. Documentation II: Specific ContentIntroductionBooksPeriodicalsInterviews and Personal CommunicationsUnpublished and Informally Published MaterialSpecial Types of ReferencesMusical ScoresAudiovisual MaterialsCitations Taken from Secondary SourcesLegal CitationsPublic DocumentsDatabases18. IndexesIntroductionKinds of Indexes and Components of an IndexGeneral Principles of IndexingProper Names and VariantsTitles of Publications and Other WorksAlphabetizingPunctuation: A SummaryThe Mechanics of IndexingEditing an Index Compiled by Someone ElseTypographical ConsiderationsExamplesAppendix A Design and Production—Basic Procedures and Key TermsAppendix B The Publishing Process for Books and JournalsBibliographyIndex
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