New Hart's Rules: The Oxford Style Guide

New Hart's Rules: The Oxford Style Guide

by Oxford University Press

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Overview

For over a hundred years, Hart's Rules has been the authority on style, helping writers and editors prepare copy for publication. The latest edition of this guide has been updated for the 21st century using the resources of Oxford Dictionaries and with the advice of publishing experts.

Twenty-one chapters give information on all aspects of writing and of preparing copy for publication, whether in print or electronic form. New Hart's Rules gives guidance on a broad range of topics including publishing terms, layout and headings, how to treat illustrations, hyphenation, punctuation, and bibliographies and notes. All chapters have been revised and updated to reflect current practice (taking into account changes in the world and in the publishing industry over the last eight years), with the help of a team of experts and consultants. Chapters that have been particularly heavily revised include those dealing with the use and presentation of illustrations, with the conventions of scientific publishing, and with the art of indexing. Additionally, an entirely new chapter has been written to explore and summarize the differences between US and UK English.

The text is designed and organized for maximum accessibility with clearly displayed examples throughout. Authoritative and comprehensive, endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, New Hart's Rules is the essential desk guide for all writers and editors. Together with the New Oxford Spelling Dictionary and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors it forms the complete editorial reference set.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199570027
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 797,249
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The parts of a book
2. Preparing copy
3. Spelling and hyphenation
4. Punctuation
5. Capitalization
6. Names
7. Italic, roman, and other type treatments
8. Work titles in text
9. Quotations and direct speech
10. Abbreviations and symbols
11. Numbers and dates
12. Languages
13. Law and legal references
14. Science, mathematics, and computing
15. Lists and tables
16. Illustrations
17. Notes and references
18. Bibliography
19. Indexing
20. Copyright and other publishing responsibilities
21. US and UK English
Proofreading marks
Glossary of printing and publishing terms
Index

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