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United States Government Printing Office Style Man&hellip by Roy W. Morton
I might not want to know the names of the 67 counties in Alabama, but here is everything one needs to know about US punctuation and style including capilization rules, spelling, numerals, dates, signs and symbols, footnotes and indexes, working with tables, and much more. More than 300 pages and invaluable to the author, proofreader etc. who requires familiarity with the US language.
Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Au&hellip by Council of Science Editors
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
As might be expected of a CSE publication, this is 650 pages of high quality information for science authors in all catagories. Part 1 (28 pages) covers 'Publishing Fundamentals'; Part 2 (155 pages) describes 'General Style Conventions'. Part 3 is devoted to 'Special Scientific Conventions - 245 pages covering the electromagentic spectrum, enzyme kinetics, solanaceous plants, and .. well everything scientific. Part 4, Technical Elements of Publications' includes 80 pages on writing scientific references (Chap. 29) - the most comprehensive coverage I have encountered. Chapter 30 on 'Tables' is also very detailed, more so than the APA Guide.. I am not a scientist, but found the 'scientific… Read more
Grammatically Correct: An Essential Guide to Punct&hellip by Anne Stilman
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Stilman's book first appeared under a slightly different title in 1997. This edition, 'Now Pocket-Size' uses pocket-sized fonts, probably 8 pt.(and what seems like 6 pt. for the Index). In any case it makes an easy text into difficult reading. This is US grammar and punctuation, comprehensively outlined and a useful guide for those requiring to check on US usage. But little not found elsewhere. I would sooner go for Merriam-Webster's Pocket 'Guide to Punctuaion and Style'. At least I do not need to use strength 3 reading glasses.

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