The online version of The Chicago Manual of Style (available by subscription) has a Q&A section that can be accessed, along with the full text of the book, through the search feature. I have found answers in that Q&A section to many questions that weren’t topics covered in the book. The new 17th edition of […]
The 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has some new formatting guidelines. Check these out: 2.11: Tabs versus indents Tabs are entered with the Tab key. Indents are applied using a word processor’s indentation feature. Tabs can usually be identified on-screen by the right-pointing arrows that will appear in most word-processing programs when […]
There are a few spellings in the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style that differ from the 16th edition. Below are the ones I’ve found. If you have a copy of my Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, you may want to mark these pages. 7.80: Terms like “web” and “internet” Terms related to […]
I hope you’re enjoying my series of blog posts about changes in the new 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. If you have just discovered this, click here to see the first, second and third posts. I started with some punctuation additions. But I wanted to blog about this one separately since this […]
The Chicago Manual of Style is coming out with a new edition in September, and I’ve heard they’ve come up with a rule about using they, their, and them as singular pronouns. They say it’s acceptable in “informal” writing but not recommended for “formal” writing. Which begs the question … what constitutes formal vs. informal […]
A couple of years ago, I read an absolutely amazing book by my friend Robin Jones Gunn titled Victim of Grace. If you haven’t read it, get online right now and buy a copy. Buy multiple copies so you can give the extras as Christmas gifts. It truly is life-changing and perspective-changing! And a really […]
This week I am thrilled to introduce you to my Virtual Assistant, Joanne Reese. I’ve known Joanne for several years through the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. We connected again at last year’s PENCON, and when I mentioned to her that I needed a new assistant, she offered her services. She’s been working with […]
A warm welcome to my guest blogger, Kelly Wilson Mize, a contributing author to 21 Days of Love: Stories that Celebrate Treasured Relationships.