Tag Archives for Chicago Manual of Style

I Like Your Style! A Quick Look at the Major Style Guides

Style guides promote consistency for clear and accurate communication. A consistent approach to style shows professionalism and builds trust with the reader. Consistency also helps readers understand what is being communicated without having to question whether inconsistencies were intentional or a case of sloppiness or inattention. If two instances of the same term are styled […]

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Book Rec: ‘Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch’ by Constance Hale

Wired Style and Sin and Syntax author Constance Hale inspires an infectious appreciation for verbs in Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing. While the book dropped in 2012, its not-so-hot-off-the-presses status doesn’t diminish its readability, power, or utility for writers and editors. Deep into the book, Hale relates that, while serving as […]

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The Five Stages of CMOS 16 Grief

The seventeenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style will soon be in the hands of editors everywhere. The sixteenth edition was released way back in 2010, so you can’t blame Ol’ Sixteen for thinking its reign would last forever. Let’s check in on how it’s handling the transition (and you can click here for a […]

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