The Oxford Guide to Style

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Robert M. Ritter
Greg Conner, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 623 pages
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A completely rewritten edition of Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers, which is currently in its revised thirty-ninth edition, The Oxford Guide to Style has been expanded to encompass modern issues in preparing copy for publication. Hart's Rules is a classic text in printing and publishing houses, and this successor to it is sure to become a classic also. It consists of 16 topic-based chapters giving advice on how to present the written word. It incorporates the most recent changes in citing electronic media, and details on submission of material for publication electronically. The text is full of explanations, examples, and lists on, for example, mathematical symbols, abbreviations and capitalization, and there is exhaustive information for editors on foreign languages and how to present them on the page. There is also advice on how to treat quotations, notes and references, specialist subjects, and indexing.

As well as giving advice on the traditional skills needed in the preparation of copy and proofs, there is further information for editors on issues such as copyright laws and legal references. This really is the ultimate guide for all printers, book, magazine, and Internet publishers on the preparation and presentation of the written word.
  

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Contents

1 The parts of a book
1
2 Preparation of copy and proofs
29
3 Abbreviations and symbols
62
4 Capitalization and treatment of names
71
5 Punctuation
112
6 Italic roman and other type treatments
154
7 Numbers
166
8 Quotations
192
10 Illustrations
219
11 Languages
235
12 Science and mathematics
370
13 Specialist subjects
401
14 Copyright and other publishing responsibilities
490
15 References and notes
504
16 Indexing
577
Index
595

9 Lists and tables
202

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)


Robert Ritter was an Editor for more than ten years in OUP's Academic Division; currently he is Publications Manager for the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. His wide-ranging editorial experience has been gained in a variety of publishing houses in both the UK and the USA. He is the editor of The Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2nd edition 2000), which is the companion volume to The Oxford Guide to Style; he has also been a consultant editor for the Concise Oxford Dictionary and consultant for OWLS (the Oxford English Dictionary Word and Language Service).

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