One more change from CMOS-15 to CMOS-16

I know I said I was done posting changes. But I just discovered this one and couldn’t help but post it.

The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style hyphenated co-worker … although it listed unhyphenated spellings for coequal, coauthor, and coeditor. I found this particularly odd since Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary says that coworker should be spelled as one word, without a hyphen. And it “conforms largely to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

Fortunately, the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style shows the same unhyphenated spelling that Webster’s Collegiate does: coworker. Three cheers for consistency!