The Chicago Manual of Style: 15th Edition

By: University of Chicago Press Staff

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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. "Kept in print continuously since 1906 by the University of Chicago Press, the manual is the gold standard of grammar and usage, an indispensable tool for writers, editors, students and anybody who simply likes to get it right."--Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune "The new [Chicago Manual of Style] is the most significant revision since the 12th edition in 1969. It is the first edition, for instance, to address electronic publishing seriously."--Dinita Smith, New York Times "Some people will complain that the new Chicago Manual is too long. These people do not understand the nature of style. There is, if not a right way, a best way to do every single thing, down to the proverbial dotting of the "i." Relativism is fine for the big moral questions, where we can never know for sure; but in arbitrary realms like form and usage even small doses of relativism are lethal. The Manual is not too long. It is not long enough. It will never be long enough. The perfect manual of style would be like the perfect map of the world: exactly coterminous with its subject, containing a rule for every word of every sentence. We would need an extra universe to accommodate it. It would be worth it."--Louis Menard, New Yorker "The Chicago Manual of Style remains at heart what it always was: a detailed application of the principle that consistency is a good thing, that fine distinctions matter. . . . It's clear to anyone who hears or reads that the English of advertising, business, and especially politics is pretty well debased and seldom careful, except to ignore or cover up inconvenient distinctions. But with our Chicago Manuals at the ready, those of us who are writers and editors, nothing more, will hang on stubbornly to the conviction that, in language and life, a careful distinction can make all the difference."--David Mehegan, Boston Globe "Who'd a thunk a style manual would prompt so much hoopla? But with the publication this week of the 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style . . . interest has been piqued among those of us who work with words for a living, as well as lay people who just like to keep track of how language usage changes."--Chicago Sun-Times "Whether you're a grad student polishing your dissertation, an indexer for a publishing house dissecting its latest nonfiction tome, or a copy editor explaining the "that"/"which" conundrum, The Chicago Manual of Style remains the essential reference book--as it has been since 1906, when it first appeared. The 15th edition of the classic work, published by the University of Chicago Press, comes out this month."--Chicago "Fortunately, those in need of a prescriptivist fix can reach for their copy of Chicago. . . . [O]ne new chapter should be required reading: a guide to grammar and usage by Bryan A. Garner, author of 1998's A Dictionary of Modern American Usage."--Jorge Morales, Village Voice "The unquestioned arbiter of disagreements among 'gropers in the labyrinths of style,' as the editors of the first edition put it in 1906."--Peter Monaghan, Chronicle of Higher Education "This historic new edition reflects the huge impact that computer technology has had on writing and publishing in recent decades . . . Chicago encompasses a variety of fields and professions, making this significant revision an invaluable addition to all public, academic, and special libraries."--Marilyn Season Lary, Library Journal "The past decade, with its explosion of electronic media and new technologies at all stages of publishing, has occasioned countless editorial questions never previously asked, let alone answered. This new edition of The Chicago Manual of Style heads straight for the trouble spots, where it clearly and sensibly sorts out the peculiarities of electronically published journals; how bibliographic citations for such journals, Web sites, and the like ought to read . . . and so on."--Barbara Wallraff, Copy Editor "The Chicago Manual of Style maintains its vitality by adapting to its ever-changing environment. None of the changes from one edition to the next are capricious; that which remains vital carries over and that which must change changes. . . . Various specialized manuals from other publishers have attempted to codify practices for citing electronic publications; but none has enjoyed the authority Chicago has earned over nearly a century. . . . As it has done again and again, Chicago offers sensible, clearly articulated, and defensible advice to authors and editors who want to do their best to present an author's text to readers. Every library that serves authors, especially those producing scholarly works, simply must have the current edition of Chicago."--Booklist, starred review "Countless publishing professionals have learned the details of their business from this classic guide for publishers, editors and writers. It's updated every 10 years or so, and the 15th edition is the most extensive revision in decades. . . . 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 "The Chicago Manual of Style is the last-word bad cop to the peaceful-relationship copy editor's good cop. Supplemented by only a handful of guides, the big orange book is the final word regarding queries of all stripes and weights, demolishing questions with a wrecking ball's veracity."--Chris Gage, "The stylistic Bible of the publishing industry, an essential reference for writers, editors, and publishers everywhere, gets the most extensive revision in 20 years. . . . The Chicago Manual of Style began life as a single sheet of paper in the 1890s. More than a century later, it remains a definitive reference on how to prepare materials for publication."--Netsurfer Digest "About the only thing that hasn't changed in this bible of the book publishing industry is the pungent red-orange of the cover. A lot has happened in publishing in the last 10 years, so if you're using the 14th edition now, pay a visit to your local bookstore. And what will you get for the hefty price tag? A cleaner and more modern design, updated information, and a healthy dose of reorganization."--Lori D. Kranz, The Bloomsbury Review "A venerable and indispensible reference guide for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, and copy editors."--Lucinda Dyer, Publishers Weekly 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 Printed Pages: 984 with 1 half-tone, 64 line-drawings, 1 musical example and 31 tables.

Title: The Chicago Manual of Style: 15th Edition

Author Name: University of Chicago Press Staff

Categories: Publishing,

Edition: Fifteenth Edition

Publisher: Chicago, USA, The University of Chicago Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 0226104036

ISBN Number 13: 9780226104034

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: Chicago Manual of Style