Is it “e-mail” or “email”? “Friday afternoon lecture” or “Friday-afternoon lecture”? How many words for a block quote? Answers to these questions and more, in our June Q&A.
Yes, the rumors are true: there will be a new CMOS in September! In the seven years since the 16th edition’s debut we’ve seen large shifts in the way we read, write, edit, and do research. The 17th edition will address these changes as well as incorporate many of the suggestions and queries we’ve received over the
Is it June 3–4 or June 3 and 4? “save to” or “save in”? “two weeks notice” or “two weeks’ notice”? Answers to these questions and more, in our March Q&A.
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Q. Is “elect” capitalized in “president-elect”?
Q. Can a citation be too long?
Q. Is it “iPhone 7s” or “iPhones 7”?
Answers to these questions and more, in . . .
Once again we offer this small token of our affection: our Chicago Manual of Style holiday mini-ornament for you to download, print, and fold.
This week at Shop Talk we’re thrilled to announce two new books from the University of Chicago Press guaranteed to inform and entertain writers, editors, and anyone else who works with words.
If your company produces any kind of writing, there’s a good chance you can benefit from using a style guide—even if you’re not in a field immediately associated with publishing. The best practice for any company is for everyone to use the same guide for spelling, punctuation, and a multitude of other style matters.