Eva van Emden, Freelance Editor

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September 29, 2017

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition

I got my new copy of the Chicago Manual of Style yesterday. After working with my copy of CMOS 16 for seven years and studying with it for two certification exams, my old copy has highlighting, pencilling, and sticky tags—also a few folds and wrinkles, and a faint tea stain across the bottom. Although it’s daunting to have to re-read so much material, the updated book promises to provide better guidance for things like gender-neutral language and citing electronic sources. And as soon as I cracked open the new copy, I was relieved to find that the organization by chapter is still the same, which will be a huge help in looking things up.


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