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.
Chicago Style Workout 2, “Commas with Introductory Words and Phrases,” centers on sections 6.35–6.39 of CMOS. Advanced editors might tackle the exercises cold; learners can study the related sections of the Manual before answering the questions.
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Quiz 2: Which is not Chicago style?
Which is not Chicago style?
Which word or phrase did not appear in CMOS 15?
Almost. Turabian is the student version of Chicago. It’s aimed at high school and college students . . .
Using “Chicago style” usually means putting notes and bibliographies into the format laid out in The Chicago Manual of Style or in Kate Turabian’s Manual for Writers. For many students . . .
If you have ever submitted a question to our Chicago Manual of Style Q&A (and we encourage you to do so here), Russell Harper may have been one of the editors considering your question. Russell is especially qualified to answer CMOS questions thanks to his role as the principal reviser for the sixteenth edition. This means . . .
Peter J. Olson is an English major in a science world. As senior copyediting coordinator for Dartmouth Journal Services, he manages copyediting services for a variety of science and medical journals and has learned to navigate a sea of styles and style guides. In this month’s Shop Talk, he shares his tips on creating a…