Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers / Edition 15
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Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers / Edition 15

by University of Chicago Press Staff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226104036

ISBN-13: 9780226104034

Pub. Date: 07/07/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


The Fifteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription Website.  The same content from The Chicago Manual of Style is in both versions.

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…  See more details below

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The Fifteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription Website.  The same content from The Chicago Manual of Style is in both versions.

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 at www.chicagomanualofstyle.org.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226104034
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/07/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
957
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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

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