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The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style, published by the University of Chicago Press, is widely used in publishing, as well as the social sciences and humanities (literature, history, architecture, and the arts). The Chicago Manual of Style serves as a "rule book" for manuscript preparation, grammar, word and numeral usage, and documentation (Author-Date, Notes-Bibliography).The original manual, published in 1906, consisted of approximately 200 pages. Since then, the manual has undergone periodic revisions. The 16th edition was published in 2010 and contains more than 1,000 pages in hardcover format.

For example, the Chicago Manual of Style includes rules for:

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Style and Usage

Abbreviations and acronyms



Compound words

Italics and quotes

Numbers and dates






Headings and lists


Tables, figures, illustrations

Endnotes and Footnotes

Authors, books, compilations

Journals and newspapers

Personal interviews, Internet sources

Papers and reports



Keeping track of changes in new editions, and knowing the exceptions to rules, requires in-depth knowledge of the manual. You could spend hours researching which rules apply to your writing, or you could entrust your manuscript to one of our editors.

Roseanne Cornbrooks Catalano

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Caroline Hiley

full service editor Caroline Hiley CAROLINE HILEY specializes in editing novels. She works with independent authors as well as traditional publishers, such as Penguin, HarperCollins, and Little, Brown. She also handles short-form fiction (novellas and short stories) and memoir.

From decades of experience as an editor and compositor, along with her personal experience as a published novelist, Caroline understands the entire writing process from first draft to production. She helps novice and seasoned authors prepare their novels for the real world, including help not only with storycraft but also collateral documents, such as queries and synopses, and grooming files for submission to publishers and self-publishing.

Caroline offers:

  • Copyediting
  • Substantive editing
  • Manuscript evaluation

Her focus in all editing is consistency, accuracy, and clarity, so that authors can successfully connect with their readers.

Willowgrove by KathleenPeacock Tempest in a Teapot by Amanda Cooper The Strawberry Field by Barbara Jean Ruther Come the Wind by Alexander Edlund Anchor and Flares by Kate Braestrup

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Sara Hopkins

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Holly Monty

APA format, Chicago Manual of Style

Since operating as a freelance editor and writer, Ms. Monty, a Microsoft Word and LaTeX expert, has worked on books and articles published by many of the world’s leading publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, W. W. Norton, Sage, John Wiley, Springer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Pearson-Prentice Hall, Praeger, Greenwood, Blackwell, and other top names in academic and nonfiction publishing. To date, she has edited more than 2,000 published journal articles, more than 150 nonfiction books, and a wealth of dissertations and theses. Ms. Monty is proud to have worked with a diversity of students and academics from a broad range of our nation's universities. Given her wealth of experience, she is adept at working within the precise terms of your university's thesis/dissertation guidelines or with the publication guidelines of any peer-reviewed journal.

"Holly was FANTASTIC. She was SO thorough and submitted everything back to me earlier than I needed it! Even after she was done with the edit, I had some questions, and she was very speedy in her responses. I appreciate that she took time to answer my questions. She really went above and beyond! My paper not only needed to follow APA guidelines, but my university had guidelines as well. She did both perfectly." - Nicole Foster, Trinity International University.

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