The Chicago Manual of Style

University of Chicago Press

The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style

  • Title: The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Author: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9789562913966
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback

The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press Staff Editor 9th Edition Countless publishing professionals have learned the details of their business from this classic guide for publishers, editors and writers In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the UniveThe Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press Staff Editor 9th Edition Countless publishing professionals have learned the details of their business from this classic guide for publishers, editors and writers 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 Clear, concise, and replete with commonsense advice, The Chicago Manual of Style, 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.

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It doesn't matter if you're a fan of MLA, AP, or even (dare I say it) Franklin Covey, the Chicago Manual of Style will never let real-world writers and editors* down. Sure, at first you'll stagger through its appendix and feel overwhelmed by the layout, but rest assured, with time, you'll come to rely on it like your trusty blankey that has always been there for you through all these years.*By real-world writers and editors, I mean that elitist class of people who poo poo on people who write for [...]

My Bible. Why did they have to change the rule about a bold or italic punctuation mark being set bold or italic according to the preceding typeface? Why don't they include better samples of how to abbreviate journal titles for Documentation II style?Why is the index still horrendous?I use this book every single day, even if I'm just threatening my dog with it to get her off the furniture.

Memo to admin people: the 15th edition is old hat. Nowadays it is the 16th edition that is authoritative. The once-proud 15th edition has had its pedestal tugged out from under it. Only losers refer to the old-fashioned, outmoded, antiquated 15th edition anymore, or even hold on to their copy. Screw the 15th edition. Please create a listing for the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. I'd like to post a review complaining that I see few differences between it and the 15th edition (which in tu [...]

Too heavy, too expensive, and too orange. Other than that, it is great! Very thorough and well-organized. This is the only style guide I've had where I could both locate the information I needed quickly and get a sufficiently clear and complete explanation to be sure how it applied to my own writing.

Having been laid off from my happy position at Loyola University Chicago, having no luck at finding a similar position there or elsewhere and being semi-employed by a small academic publishing house, I decided to get serious about another career. So, I started publishing lots reviews and one scholarly article and began trying to drum up editorial work. Being already familiar with the MLA style, I picked up a copy of the Chicago Manual of Style and read through the whole thing. It wasn't so bad. [...]

The serial comma is a beautiful, perfect thing. This book is nowhere near perfect, but there's nothing else like it.

I was working on an essay for which I had to cite a particularly bibliographically complex book; it was a commentary by Averroës, translated by one person, introduced by another, and edited by yet another poor soul. I hadn't a clue how to formulate all the relevant information in my bibliography. Throughout my psychology master’s program, it was easy: it was all APA, everything was always APA. But now I realized that, for my philosophical essays, I hadn't been conforming to any particular sys [...]

This is the book that should be in every drawer in every hotel room. I'll get right on the phone with the Gideons.

This is a book to be revered. If more of the aspiring writers who upload their works to Kindle and Nook spent a month or two getting acquainted with its contents, they could avoid the kinds of mistakes that anger readers. Almost every reader has some grammar pet peeve. The thing that drives them up the wall may not even register with you.There are various works online and in print that claim to be the "Bible" of self publishing. This is the only book that is Bible of the industry. Whether you ha [...]

Can you read a style guide?Yes. The middle parts of them are essentially books on grammar.This is the best of them.

Review for 17th edition:This is--by far--a better edition than the last. In addition to making some much needed revisions, gender identity pronouns and updated practices have been added. Overall, the style is smoother and more user friendly than the last edition, which was overly dry most of the time and made for a difficult once through read. As this is my primary textbook and resource for the copyediting program I'm currently enrolled in (not to mention the field once I graduate) I find readin [...]

At my fancy new freelance gig there is often some downtime between jobs, which, after having examined all of the house style guides multiple times I decided to use to review the CMoS, since I haven’t actually had to use it in a while. And that, dear reader, is how I ended up reading the entire Chicago Manual of Style, Fifteenth Edition, by the University of Chicago Press, cover to cover. (Yes, I know that’s not how style guides are mean to be read.) (And yes, I know there are sixteen edition [...]

Anyone who aspires to be an editor of any sort -- developmental, line, but especially copy -- must buy this book and learn how to find what's in it quickly and easily. It seems every other person I meet these days describes herself as an editor, but I rather doubt that they really know what that means. Being literate and knowing about the serial comma do not make you an editor. The U of C Manual of Style is indispensable, a must-have. And when each new, thick, and expensive edition is published, [...]

Chicago >>>> (by orders of magnitude) MLA or APA*. And this is the best reference ever: what to do if an author translates her/his own work into another language? how to alphabetize that writer with 3 last names? what about that quote gathered from the annals of a local community committee council that seems to have no publisher? No need to fret, the Chicago Manual of Style's got your back.* Still embittered that I couldn't convince my advisor to allow me to use Chicago (ugh, APA is [...]

One of my students gave me a Barnes and Noble gift certificate at the end of school term. It was enough to cover the hefty price of this manual. I have been wanting to buy this for a long time and I will be using it for years, so the price is really not as great as the value.

I guess I can't really say that I've read this book, but I've definitely used it. Few books have kept me up later into the night. When you find a really great exposition on dashes and hyphens, who needs sleep???

Ok, so I didn't actually read every single word, but I did go through this thoroughly as part of a class on editing.The Bible. Accept no substitutes. (And if you don't use Oxford commas, there is just no hope for you.)

Shockingly readable. It was work-related anyway!

There is never a question left unanswered. In a world of uncertainty, this is our foundation.

Ok, I'll admit I have not read it cover to cover

Don't edit copy without it.

Very dry subject matter. Bad memories of all the writing needed for my master's program. I understand the need for conformity but my simple mind could not get past the complex rules of writing.

This is very well organized and easy to use. The online version is even easier because of the search option.

I think the version I had was so old as to be the 5th or 6th edition. Who knows for sure? I can't find it here on GR. Still, I'm counting this sucker as read. It and I spent far too much time chained to each other in college. I remember the index was useless. The examples sometimes conflicted. Still, our newsroom managed to wear out a dozen or more copies each semester.

A classic. The bible of style guides.

I've never had any need professionally or academically for this reference work, but I took it on board years ago as my own personal style guide. I've never left it and am happy with that decision.

I read the entire thing. This isn't a review, I just wanted to brag that I read 100% of this book. It is very long. The font is very small.


This is a must have book for writers!

I read the 16th Edition which is excellent!

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