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The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition: [Cd-ROM Only]

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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:

* Updated material throughout to reflect current style, technology, and professional practice

* Scope expanded to include journals and electronic publications

* Comprehensive new chapter on American English grammar and usage by Bryan A. Garner (author of A Dictionary of Modern American Usage)

* Updated and rewritten chapter on preparing mathematical copy

* Reorganized and updated chapters on documentation, including guidance on citing electronic sources

* Streamlined coverage of current design and production processes, with a glossary of key terms

* Descriptive headings on all numbered paragraphs for ease of reference

* New diagrams of the editing and production processes for both books and journals, keyed to chapter discussions

* New, expanded Web site with special tools and features for Manual users. Sign up at www.chicagomanualofstyle.org for information and special discounts on future electronic Manual of Style products.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. The Parts of a Published Work

Introduction

Books

Journals

2. Manuscript Preparation and Manuscript Editing

Introduction

The Author's Responsibilities

The Manuscript Editor's Responsibilities

3. Proofs

Introduction

What to Look For

How to Mark Proofs

Cover Proofs

Bluelines and Folded and Gathered Sheets

Checking Works for Electronic Publication

4. Rights and Permissions by William S. Strong

Introduction

Copyright Law and the Licensing of Rights

The Publishing Agreement

The Publisher's Responsibilities

The Author's Responsibilities

5. Grammar and Usage by Bryan A. Garner

Grammar

Word Usage

6. Punctuation

Introduction

Typographic and Aesthetic Considerations

Period

Comma

Semicolon

Colon

Question Mark

Exclamation Point

Hyphens and Dashes

Parentheses

Brackets

Slash

Quotation Marks

Multiple Punctuation and When to Avoid It

Lists and Outline Style

7. Spelling, Distinctive Treatment of Words, and Compounds

Introduction

Variant Spellings

Plurals

Possessives

Contractions and Interjections

Word Division

A and An, O and Oh

Ligatures

Italics, Capitals, and Quotation Marks

Compounds and Hyphenation

8. Names and Terms

Introduction

Personal Names

Titles and Offices

Epithets, Kinship Names, and Personifications

Ethnic, Socioeconomic, and Other Groups

Names of Places

Words Derived from Proper Names

Names of Organizations

Historical and Cultural Terms

Calendar and Time Designations

Religious Names and Terms

Military Terms

Ships, Trains, Aircraft, and Spacecraft

Scientific Terminology

Brand Names and Trademarks

Titles of Works

Notices and Mottoes

9. Numbers

Introduction

Numerals or Words

Physical Quantities

Percentages and Decimal Fractions

Money

Divisions in Publications and Other Documents

Dates

Time of Day

Names

Addresses and Thoroughfares

Plurals and Punctuation of Numbers

Inclusive Numbers

Roman Numerals

10. Foreign Languages

Introduction

Titles and Other Proper Names

Languages Using the Latin Alphabet

Languages Usually Transliterated (or Romanized)

Classical Greek

Old English and Middle English

American Sign Language

11. Quotations and Dialogue

Introduction

Permissible Changes

Relation to Text

Quotation Marks

Ellipses

Citing Sources in Text

Foreign-Language Quotations

12. Illustrations and Captions

Introduction

Definitions

Placement and Numbering

Physical Handling of Artwork

Captions

List of Illustrations

Charts: Some Guidelines

Musical Examples

13. Tables

Introduction

The Main Parts of a Table

Shape and Dimensions

Special Types of Tables

Editing Tables

Typographic Considerations

14. Mathematics in Type

Introduction

Style of Mathematical Expressions

Preparation of Paper Manuscripts

15. Abbreviations

Introduction

Names and Titles

Geographical Terms

Designations of Time

Scholarly Abbreviations

Bible

Technology and Science

Business and Commerce

16. Documentation I: Basic Patterns

Introduction

Source Citation: Basic Elements, Different Formats

Notes

Bibliographies

The Author-Date System: Reference Lists and Text Citations

17. Documentation II: Specific Content

Introduction

Books

Periodicals

Interviews and Personal Communications

Unpublished and Informally Published Material

Special Types of References

Musical Scores

Audiovisual Materials

Citations Taken from Secondary Sources

Legal Citations

Public Documents

Databases

18. Indexes

Introduction

Kinds of Indexes and Components of an Index

General Principles of Indexing

Proper Names and Variants

Titles of Publications and Other Works

Alphabetizing

Punctuation: A Summary

The Mechanics of Indexing

Editing an Index Compiled by Someone Else

Typographical Considerations

Examples

Appendix A Design and Production—Basic Procedures and Key Terms

Appendix B The Publishing Process for Books and Journals

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226104041
Subtitle:
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Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Editor:
University of Chicago Press Staff
Author:
Chicago Editorial
Author:
Chicago Editorial
Author:
University of Chicago Press Staff
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Printing
Subject:
General Reference
Edition Number:
15
Edition Description:
Fifteenth Edition
Series:
Chicago Manual of Style
Publication Date:
20060901
Binding:
CD-ROM
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone, 64 line drawings, 1 musical
Pages:
973
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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