Okay, enough CMOS changes. (You can follow The Chicago Manual of Style on Facebook if you want more tips.) Let’s get back to editing tips. This one’s on EM DASHES.
Now that I’ve given you my top 10 changes from The Chicago Manual of Style, I thought I’d throw in one from The Associated Press Stylebook. (In general, CMS is used by US book publishers and popular-style magazines. AP is used for newspapers and journalist-style articles.)
The 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style made a couple of changes for how to cite website addresses.
When used as a title/heading, should the second part of a hyphenated word be capitalized or not (examples: Chapter Twenty-One, Fifty-first Street)?
The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style said that “Southern California” should have both words capitalized, but “northern California” should not. This has changed in the 16th edition.
An ellipsis indicates the omission of a word, phrase, line, paragraph, or more from a quoted passage. Ellipsis points are also used to indicate suspended or interrupted thought. But how should an ellipsis be typed? This has changed with the new edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.
Capitalize terms of endearment (honey, dear, sweetheart) or not? The Chicago Manual of Style‘s 15th edition said they should be lowercased. Now?
All caps or small caps or lowercase, with periods or without, for AD/BC and AM/PM?