What can we say? This weighty tome is the essential reference for all who work with words--writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, publishers, and students. Discover who Ibid is, how to deftly avoid the split infinitive, and how to format your manuscripts to impress any professor or editor (no, putting it in a blue plastic folder is just not enough).
From Library Journal
The Chicago Manual of Style has long had a well-deserved reputation as the most important guide for preparing and editing book manuscripts for publication. However, is this 14th edition different enough from the 13th ( LJ 11/1/82) to justify its purchase? The "thoroughly revised" and up-to-date chapter on edition: e.g., Cindex and MACREX replace KWIC as examples of automated indexing tools. The glossary of technical terms has dropped some terms but has also added many more: e.g., ASCII , comb binding , and notch binding. In addition, the editors can be justifiably proud of the significantly revised and improved section on documentation. The organization and examples here are better and the layout makes skimming easier. Significant changes are easy to find: the 13th edition permitted replacing authors' initials with their full names, while the 14th suggests that the exact opposite is sometimes preferred. Ultimately, the 14th edition is different enough from (and some 200 pages longer than) the 13th that it should be acquired by all libraries not suffering serious budgetary shortages.- Peter Dollard, Alma Coll. Lib., Mich.
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