New Harts Rules: The Oxford Style Guide

Hardcover | September 11, 2014

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For over a hundred years, Hart's Rules has been the authority on style, helping writers and editors prepare copy for publication. The latest edition of this guide has been updated for the twenty-first century using the resources of Oxford Dictionaries and with the advice of publishing experts.Twenty-one chapters give information on all aspects of writing and of preparing copy for publication, whether in print or electronically. New Hart's Rules gives guidance on a broad range of topics including publishing terms, layout and headings, how to treat illustrations, hyphenation, punctuation,and bibliographies and notes. All chapters have been revised and updated to reflect current practice (taking into account changes in the world and in the publishing industry over the last eight years), with the help of a team of experts and consultants. Chapters that have been particularly heavilyrevised include those dealing with the use and presentation of illustrations, with the conventions of scientific publishing, and with the art of indexing. Additionally, an entirely new chapter has been written to explore and summarize the differences between UK and US English.The text is designed and organized for maximum accessibility with clearly displayed examples throughout. Authoritative and comprehensive, and endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, New Hart's Rules is the essential desk guide for all writers and editors. Together with the New OxfordSpelling Dictionary and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors it forms the complete editorial reference set.

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For over a hundred years, Hart's Rules has been the authority on style, helping writers and editors prepare copy for publication. The latest edition of this guide has been updated for the twenty-first century using the resources of Oxford Dictionaries and with the advice of publishing experts.Twenty-one chapters give information on all...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.98 inPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199570027

ISBN - 13:9780199570027

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The parts of a book2. Preparing copy3. Spelling and hyphenation4. Punctuation5. Capitalization6. Names7. Italic, roman, and other type treatments8. Work titles in text9. Quotations and direct speech10. Abbreviations and symbols11. Numbers and dates12. Languages13. Law and legal references14. Science, mathematics, and computing15. Lists and tables16. Illustrations17. Notes and references18. Bibliography19. Indexing20. Copyright and other publishing responsibilities21. US and UK EnglishProofreading marksGlossary of printing and publishing termsIndex