What is The Chicago Manual of Style?

No matter what kind of content your company produces, someone is writing it, and that someone has questions:

—Do I need permission to quote this? To use this image?
—Is it 10 AM or 10:00 a.m.? 50km or 50 km? Forty euros or EUR 40?
—Can I cite more than one source in a footnote?
—Who or whom? James’ or James’s? Principle or principal?
—Does the comma go inside or outside the quotation marks?

The Chicago Manual of Style has the answers—it’s the comprehensive guide to grammar and usage, punctuation, hyphenation, and everything else your writers need for professional drafting, editing, and publishing. Now in its 17th edition, CMOS is the style manual that institutions and individuals have trusted for more than 100 years.

Your team’s access to Chicago’s authoritative guidelines regardless of their geographical location will ensure consistency and correctness in all your company’s documents and publications. And your online subscription offers so much more.

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