For the purposes of this post, let’s presume that viral posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms do have influence, and that the world would be better if people considered more carefully and more often the opposing point of view. If you agree, consider three sharing practices
CMOS: Many of our readers might not be familiar with Nova Scotia or Wolfville. Does your location in the furthest reaches of North America present any special challenges for freelance editors? Any advantages?
This month’s workout, “Word Usage, Part 4,” centers on section 5.250 of CMOS 17. Today we focus on words beginning with the letter h. Writing and editing are more efficient when you never have to look up harken or dither over hangar versus hanger.
We know The Chicago Manual of Style is big. The new 17th edition weighs in at over three pounds and is 1,146 pages long. Something we hear in emails to our Q&A is “I know it’s in there, but I can’t find it!” So here’s a valuable searching tip:
This month’s workout, “Abbreviation of Names and Titles,” centers on CMOS 17, paragraphs 10.11–27.
One of the most tweeted updates to The Chicago Manual of Style in the recently released 17th edition was its change in the recommended spelling of email: no more hyphen. On the whole, the reaction of users
As a reader of the email that comes to The Chicago Manual of Style, I regularly find myself explaining the purpose of the illustrations (figures and tables) to puzzled users. Two recent queries:
This month’s workout, “Plurals,” centers on CMOS 17, paragraphs 7.5–15. Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study paragraphs 7.5–15 of the Manual before answering.
In a typed document, each new paragraph should begin with a first-line indent, applied either with the Tab key or with your word processor’s indentation feature rather than the Space bar. One-half inch is the traditional measure for an indent. Exceptions:
This month’s workout, “Hyphens, Part 2,” centers on CMOS 17, paragraph 7.89 (our famous hyphenation table), and in particular section 2, “Compounds according to Parts of Speech.”