Subscriber Testimonials

SaatchiX_logoSaatchi & Saatchi X offers shopper marketing leadership as well as expertise in environmental design, package design, and in-store media. The agency is part of the Publicis Groupe network, the world’s fourth-largest advertising agency holding company.

jennifer.harris-frowen 1“I refer to CMOS Online every single day (1) to confirm I am correct and (2) to communicate to SSX internal teams and our clients why I am marking the changes I mark. CMOS Online allows me to do that easily. It is a tool I couldn’t possibly work without, which is why we renew it year after year! Some consider proofreading to be dying art, but our brand depends on 100 percent accuracy.”—Jennifer Harris-Frowen, Proofreader, Saatchi & Saatchi X


AMS-logoFounded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic sciences. Its more than 13,000 members include scientists, researchers, educators, broadcast meteorologists, students, weather enthusiasts, and other professionals in the fields of weather, water, and climate.

“With some exceptions for terms specific to the atmospheric and oceanic sciences, The Chicago Manual of Style serves as the basis of the AMS’s house style. The copy editors and technical editors of the AMS publications department rely heavily on CMOS Online, with its searchable, user-friendly interface. Using the bookmark feature, it’s easy to return to frequently used pages to check whether, for example, ‘northern plains’ should be capitalized (it should be lowercased, per section 8.46). CMOS is an invaluable tool for maintaining a consistent style and the high standard every publisher strives for.”—American Meteorological Society

HeliosMktg-0022Helios Marketing Advisors writes and delivers creative, on-target business-to-business marketing projects for technology and industrial companies, including collateral, technical articles, web copy, presentations, and maHeliosLogo_800px%4072ppirketing strategic plans. In partnership with Willis Writing, Helios also provides in-depth book editing and writing services for academic and nonfiction authors.

“As an editor of nonfiction, I am called upon every day to consider carefully precise uses of language and complex sentence structures. I consult CMOS Online regularly—to check verb tenses, punctuation rules, and the meanings of new words. CMOS Online is my trusted authority as I edit pages of complicated text”—Roxanne Willis, Helios Marketing Advisors

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The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is archaeological research, education programs, and partnerships with American Indians.

“From archaeological site reports to fund-raising pieces to marketing copy for our archaeology tours and digs, we rely on The Chicago Manual of Style to help us.”
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

The Alberta Teachers’ Association promotes and advances public education, safeguards standards of professional practice and serves as the advocate for its members.

ATA_Digital-Signature“The Chicago Manual of Style is our reference manual of choice for anything not covered by our house style guide, which is itself based largely on the Chicago style. CMOS is comprehensive in its coverage and useful in a wide variety of contexts, making it an ideal resource for an organization like the Alberta Teachers’ Association, with its wide-ranging publications and editing needs.

“As the professional organization of teachers in the province of Alberta, the ATA must communicate clearly and with integrity to all of its members, and CMOS plays a vital role is helping us do that.”
Alberta Teachers’ Association

SBI Jackson FriedmanThe Santa Barbara Independent is an award-winning news, arts, and entertainment alternative weekly founded in 1986 and based in Santa Barbara, California. The paper has the largest circulation in Santa Barbara County, and its website is the area’s most visited community website.SBI Logo

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“The Chicago Manual of Style is invaluable to our paper. Our editor in chief refers to it as the gold standard of style, and I similarly view it as our style bible. CMOS—in particular, its wonderful website—is often the first place our copy editors turn whenever a question of style, consistency, grammar, or usage arises. It’s a resource that I believe should be at every editor’s disposal, and I can’t imagine doing my job without it.”
Jackson Friedman, Copy Chief, Santa Barbara Independent

SBI photos: Paul Wellman

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The Scribe Source provides proofreading, editing, and copywriting services to content producers in marketing, training and education, public relations, and web design.

Scribe Source logo 50“With CMOS Online, our team can quickly search topics, not only within the manual, but in user forums and the monthly Q&A. The ‘My Manual’ function also enables us to create client-specific style guides that are accessible to our whole team no matter where we’re working. Quick and careful don’t often go together, but with CMOS Online, we can save time and be more certain about the editing decisions we make every day.”
Lori Baxter, The Scribe Source

Photo: Hannah Comerford and Lori Baxter of the Scribe Source, courtesy Jason Comerford Photography

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