The Oxford Guide to Style
Robert M. Ritter
Greg Conner, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 623 pages
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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1 The parts of a book
2 Preparation of copy and proofs
3 Abbreviations and symbols
4 Capitalization and treatment of names
6 Italic roman and other type treatments
12 Science and mathematics
13 Specialist subjects
14 Copyright and other publishing responsibilities
15 References and notes
9 Lists and tables
abbreviations accent alphabet apostrophe Arabic avoid bibliography British British English Castilian Catalan chapter characters citation cited column comma consistently consonant contexts conventions copy cross-references Cyrillic alphabet deﬁnite diacritics diaeresis digraphs diphthong edition editor ellipsis English example ﬁgures ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁrst word footnotes full point Galician given Greek guillemets Hebrew hyphen identiﬁed illustrations indented indicate initial italic italic type italicized language Latin line numbers lower-case matter modern normally ofﬁcial original Oxford parentheses plural preceding preﬁx printed pronounced proper nouns published punctuation quotation marks reader recto references require roman alphabet roman numerals roman type rule scientiﬁc sentence separate single small capitals solidus speciﬁc spelling square brackets standard style sufﬁcient sufﬁx superscript surname syllable symbols thin space translation transliter transliteration typescript typesetter usage usually verb verso vowel writing written