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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable!
The Chicago Manual of Style is simply indispensable, especially if you speak British English but write for the American market. It gives you a detailed breakdown of most things you need to know and quite a few things you didn't know you needed to know. It is not only a manual of style but also breaks down the publishing process in more detailed way than most guide books...
Published on 14 Aug 2010 by Marko P. Joensuu

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3.0 out of 5 stars Answers most questions but not all
Obviously, it covers all the basics and most of the advanced style issues, but I was surprised to find it didn't answer all of my questions, notably regarding foreign titles. Or perhaps it did, but I just couldn't locate where -- information on any given topic is often scattered across several sections, and although this is indicated ("see also 1.234"), it did make me...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable!, 14 Aug 2010
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Marko P. Joensuu (London) - See all my reviews
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The Chicago Manual of Style is simply indispensable, especially if you speak British English but write for the American market. It gives you a detailed breakdown of most things you need to know and quite a few things you didn't know you needed to know. It is not only a manual of style but also breaks down the publishing process in more detailed way than most guide books that purport to focus on that alone. In many ways it is a lot better than its British competitors. I wish there was one for British English!
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 4 Jun 2003
This review is from: The Chicago Manual of Style: For Authors, Editors and Copywriters (Hardcover)
More wonderful advice from those gooky geeks at the University of Chicago. This book is, quite simply, the best book about how to create books available.
An essential reference for authors, wannabes, editors, proofreaders, publishers and geeks.
Similar to the previous editions this fifteenth edition has a new section on American English - essential for authors wishing to get published in the growing US technical market, vastly improved electronic publications section (roll on 16th edition!) and all written with the same old authoritative reverance worthy of yet another classic.
Buyers of 14th edition will almost certainly want to upgrade just to stay current.
Five stars - this book is essential reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Answers most questions but not all, 18 April 2013
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Obviously, it covers all the basics and most of the advanced style issues, but I was surprised to find it didn't answer all of my questions, notably regarding foreign titles. Or perhaps it did, but I just couldn't locate where -- information on any given topic is often scattered across several sections, and although this is indicated ("see also 1.234"), it did make me feel that the answers I was looking for might be buried away in there somewhere but impossible to find. This is something they apparently addressed in the 16th ed.; the following page explains the reorganisation as well as the most important new points introduced in the 16th ed.:
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I ordered the 15th ed. because it was very cheap (around 6) and I needed some quick basic answers as well as some more advanced things. But I think the best solution, even if you manage to find a heavily discounted copy of the 16th, is to subscribe to the online edition, though it is definitely a bit pricey for anyone thinking long-term (about 20 per year).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great seller, 2 May 2009
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Product is almost new, as descripted. The delivery was very fast and post fees were not expensive. Great Seller! A+
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great seller, 2 May 2009
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Product is almost new, as described. The delivery was very fast and post fees were not expensive. Great Seller! A+
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