The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, usually called the AP Stylebook and nicknamed the "journalist's bible," is the primary guide of style and usage for most newspapers and newsmagazines in the United States. As of 2005, Norm Goldstein has been the editor for several years. The book is updated annually, usually in June. The book has about 400 pages in its 2004 edition. ...more on Wikipedia about "AP Stylebook"
APA style is a widely accepted format for writing research papers, particularly for social science manuscripts and theses. APA style specifies, for example, the names and order of headings, formatting and organization of citations and references, and the arrangement of tables, figures, footnotes, and appendices. ...more on Wikipedia about "APA style"
ASA style is a widely accepted format for writing university research papers that specifies such the arrangement and punctuation of footnotes and bibliographies. It is published by the American Sociological Association. The ASA is the main scholarly organization for academic sociologists in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "ASA style"
The Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation is a book and a widely used legal citation system in the United States. It is compiled by the Harvard Law Review Association along with the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. Currently, it is in its 18th edition. It is so named because its cover is blue. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bluebook"
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, often referred to simply as Fowler's Modern English Usage, or Fowler, is a style guide to British English usage. Fowler covers in detail many issues of usage, from plurals and literary techniques to distinctions between similar words and the usage of foreign terms. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fowler's Modern English Usage"
Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers at the University Press, Oxford is a reference book and style guide first published in 1893. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hart's Rules"
Books for copy editors: ...more on Wikipedia about "List of books for copy editors"
The MHRA Style Guide (formerly the MHRA Style Book) is a widely-used style guide for academic essays and publications in the arts and humanities published by the Modern Humanities Research Association. ...more on Wikipedia about "MHRA Style Guide"
The Modern Language Association's (MLA) style manual is an academic style guide. It prescribes a writing style most often used in English studies, comparative literature, foreign-language, literary criticism, and some other fields in the humanities. ...more on Wikipedia about "MLA style manual"
Plain Words is a style guide for British English written in 1948 by Sir Ernest Gowers, and expanded and reissued in 1954 as The Complete Plain Words (ISBN 0140511997). ...more on Wikipedia about "Plain Words"
Style guides generally give guidance on language use. Some style guides consider or focus on elements of graphic design, such as typography and white space. Website style guides often focus on visual or technical aspects. ...more on Wikipedia about "Style guide"
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is a highly regarded style guide for American English, dealing with questions of style, manuscript preparation, and, to a lesser degree, usage. (Note that in the publications world, style means punctuation, italicizing, bolding, capitalization, tables, and so forth; not prose style.) Indeed, because of its sharp analyses of extremely intricate matters of punctuation and usage, it is used by publishing houses all over the English-speaking world, and is increasingly regarded as authoritative for the English publishing community in general. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Chicago Manual of Style"
The Elements of Style ("the little book" – 1918, "Strunk & White") is an American English writing style guide originally detailing eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form" and a list of words or expressions described by its prescriptivist authors as being commonly misused. Updated editions of the paperback book are often required reading for American high school and college composition classes. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Elements of Style"
The King's English is a book on English usage and grammar. It was written by the Fowler brothers, Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler, and published in 1906, and thus pre-dates by 20 years Modern English Usage, which was written by Henry alone after Francis's death in 1918. ...more on Wikipedia about "The King's English"
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage is a style guide (copyright 1999) by Allan M. Siegal and William G. Connolly. ...more on Wikipedia about "The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage"
Turabian is the popular name of a format for the writing style of research papers (such as the arrangement and punctuation of footnotes and bibliographies). The full title of the handbook is A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, but it is usually referred to by the last name of its author, Kate L. Turabian, who developed it for the University of Chicago. ...more on Wikipedia about "Turabian"
U and non-U English usage, with U standing for upper class, and non-U representing the rest, were part of the terminology of popular discourse of social dialects ( sociolects) in 1950s Britain and the northeast United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "U and non-U English"
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