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Quick and dirty Chicago Manual of Style

I've been asked to edit a manuscript using the Chicago Manual of Style. I have only a glancing familiarity with this style from an editing point of view although as a reader/writer of fiction I know this is the standard in that publishing industry. As someone who mainly edits using (in decreasing order of familiarity) AP style, MLA style, and APA style, is it possible to give myself a crash course in Chicago? If so, what are the main differences I should keep an eye out for and potential quirks of the style I might not anticipate? [more inside]
posted by tiger tiger on Oct 17, 2015 - 6 answers

He was, however, unsure of his own judgement...

Is placing certain adverbs like "however" and "nonetheless" after the first clause in a sentence an actual stylistic best practice, or just a personal preference I made up? [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me prune the academic wankery

What are unnecessarily formal "academic jargon" type words that I should seek and destroy in my papers? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 28, 2011 - 66 answers

Proper way to write military technology terms

How do you handle names of military technology in writing according to the rules of the Chicago Manual of Style? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Sep 15, 2008 - 10 answers

I need some tips for writing fiction that's appealing.

I need some tips for writing fiction that's appealing. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jul 27, 2007 - 33 answers

Editing tests!

My girlfriend's applied to editorial positions, and is uncertain what to expect on editing tests. She's taken some professional editing classes (using the CMS, which the positions will also use), so the concern isn't at the level of how to edit. Any tips or insight into what such tests generally consist of would be appreciated.
posted by kenko on May 18, 2005 - 12 answers

Proper way to describe a URL in print

Editors, tech-savvy folk, and grammar-obsessives, please help. I've been arguing about this with my fellow editors: Is it acceptable, in nontechnical copy, to drop the "http://" from the beginning of a web address that doesn't have a "www" in its URL? [more inside]
posted by cowboy_sally on May 14, 2004 - 36 answers

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