Chicago Style Workout 56: Editing Lingo

The word "STET" in all caps, crossed through the middle with a horizontal red line and marked underneath with a row of red dots

“Stet as set”

This month’s quiz focuses on the specialized terms that editors and proofreaders and other publishing pros use to communicate with each other. Because authors are also involved in the publication process, they too may need to know what these expressions mean.

The terms in the quiz can be found in CMOS in chapter 2 (on editing and proofreading) and in the glossary.

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Note: Style guides and dictionaries sometimes disagree. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.

Chicago Style Workout 56: Editing Lingo

1. The word stet means
2. In publishing, the term page proofs refers to
3. A paragraph that aligns along the left margin but not the right is said to be
4. A redline is a document that shows
5. An indent that applies to each line in a paragraph except the first is called
6. In a manuscript, a callout
7. The term dead copy refers to
8. The term chapter display refers to
9. When the first line of a paragraph is stranded at the bottom of a page, it’s known as
10. The abbreviation EA stands for


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