All caps or small caps or lowercase, with periods or without, for AD/BC and AM/PM?
The Chicago Manual of Style has changed some of the rules for forming the possessive of proper names.
Another change from the 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style to the new 16th edition refers to commas used with question marks or exclamation marks.
The new edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has a nicely laid-out hyphenation guide (in chart format) for compound modifiers (7.85). Most of the rules are the same as before, with one notable exception: colors.
I received my preordered copy of the newest (16th) edition of The Chicago Manual of Style right before leaving to teach at the Montrose Christian Writers’ Conference last week. But I’m back now, and ready to dive in and find out what’s changed. I’ll be posting on this blog some of the things I discover. […]
When you start a sentence with a modifying word or phrase, the next thing in the sentence is what must be modified by that word or phrase. A “dangling modifier” is a phrase that does not clearly and sensibly modify the appropriate word.
Following on the heels of last week’s column, here are more ways you can tighten your manuscript.
To tighten your manuscript, do what I call a Scissor Edit. Cut out everything that doesn’t absolutely need to be in the manuscript. The tighter the writing, the more publishers—and readers—will like it. Here are a few ways to cut. Look for more next week!