New Hart's Rules: The Oxford Style Guide

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Oxford University Press
OUP Oxford, Aug 28, 2014 - Reference - 434 pages
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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 heavily revised 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 Oxford Spelling Dictionary and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors it forms the complete editorial reference set.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The parts of a book
1
Chapter 2 Preparing copy
26
Chapter 3 Spelling and hyphenation
48
Chapter 4 Punctuation
69
Chapter 5 Capitalization
94
Chapter 6 Names
107
Chapter 7 Italic roman and other type treatments
127
Chapter 8 Work titles in text
136
Chapter 14 Science mathematics and computing
266
Chapter 15 Lists and tables
299
Chapter 16 Illustrations and artwork
313
Chapter 17 Notes and references
330
Chapter 18 Bibliography
346
Chapter 19 Indexing
377
Chapter 20 Copyright and other publishing responsibilities
395
Chapter 21 US and British English
407

Chapter 9 Quotations and direct speech
160
Chapter 10 Abbreviations and symbols
174
Chapter 11 Numbers and dates
186
Chapter 12 Languages
205
Chapter 13 Law and legal references
253
Proofreading marks
424
Glossary of printing and publishing terms
429
Index
437
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