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The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

 
 
 
 
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780226104201
ISBN 10: 226104206
Edition: Sixteenth Edition
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1026
List Price: $65.00
 
 

The Sixteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription website.  The same content from The Chicago Manual of Style is in both versions.

While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century.

The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book—including a return to the Manual’s popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters.

With the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago’s staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, is an invaluable resource in this rapidly changing world. If you work with words—no matter what the delivery medium—this is the one reference you simply must have.

 

New York Times Paper Cuts Blog

"As an equal-opportunity usage geek, I’m excited. . . . The new edition’s press materials come with a 19-point bulleted list of what’s fresh, including an electronic-editing checklist, all sorts of guidelines for e-publishing (XML workflow, anyone?), and — here’s where they had me — a whole new section on parallel structure! (Swoon.) The book contains an ''expanded section on bias-free language,'' which in this cultural moment I might have titled the ''wishful thinking'' section. And it promises ''firmer rules and clearer recommendations,'' which was striking, considering the seemingly inexorable trend away from firmness in matters of grammar and usage, especially online."—New York Times Paper Cuts Blog