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.
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Book Description University of Chicago Press, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0226104036
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