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The Chicago Manual of Style, Seventeenth Edition
The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff

With the wisdom of more than 110 years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago’s staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, is the go-to authority for editors and writers everywhere. If you work with words—no matter what the delivery medium—this is the one reference you simply must have.
$70 cloth  

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The Subversive Copy Editor, Second Edition
Advice from Chicago (or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself)
Carol Fisher Saller

Longtime manuscript editor and Chicago Manual of Style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the “rights” and “wrongs” of prose styling. Saller realized that when these sides squared off, it was often the reader who lost. In her search for practical strategies for keeping the peace, The Subversive Copy Editor was born. Saller’s ideas struck a chord, and the little book with big advice quickly became a must-have reference for copy editors everywhere.
$45 cloth      $15 paper   

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But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”?
Advice from the Chicago Style Q&A
The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
Every month, tens of thousands of self-declared word nerds converge upon a single site: The Chicago Manual of Style Online’s Q&A. There the Manual’s editors open the mailbag and tackle readers’ questions on topics ranging from abbreviation to word division to how to reform that coworker who still insists on two spaces between sentences. Champions of common sense, the editors offer smart, direct, and occasionally tongue-in-cheek responses that have guided writers and settled arguments for more than fifteen years.
$15 cloth   

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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition
Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
Kate L. Turabian
Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. An essential resource for students and their teachers. (Look for the ninth edition of A Manual for Writers in March of 2018.)
$18 paper  

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Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers
Fourth Edition
Kate L. Turabian
High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper—and for decades Kate Turabian has helped them to develop this critical skill. Designed for less advanced writers than Turabian’s A Manual of Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. William’s edition introduces students to the art of defining a topic, doing high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging and solid college paper.
$15 paper  

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The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation
Bryan A. Garner
Few people can write on the English language with the authority of Bryan A. Garner. The author of The Chicago Manual of Style’s popular “Grammar and Usage” chapter, Garner explains the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. A definitive guide for writers who want their prose to be both memorable and correct.
$45 cloth  

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The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers, Second Edition
Jane E. Miller
Earning praise from scientists, journalists, faculty, and students, The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers has helped thousands of writers communicate data clearly and effectively. A much-needed bridge between good quantitative analysis and clear expository writing, using straightforward principles and efficient prose.
$75 cloth    $45 paper  

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The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition
Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. FitzGerald
With nearly a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level—from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government—learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique.
$45 cloth    $18 paper  

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The Art of Creative Research
Philip Gerard
The Art of Creative Research helps writers take the natural inclination to explore and observe and turn it into a workable—and enjoyable—research plan. It shows that research shouldn’t be seen as a dry, plodding aspect of writing. Instead, it’s an art that all writers can master, one that unearths surprises and fuels imagination. Gerard draws on his experiences as a reporter and a writer of both fiction and nonfiction. His enthusiasm for adventure is infectious and will inspire writers to step away from the keyboard and into the world.
$55 cloth    $18 paper  

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The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking
Brooke Borel
An accessible, one-stop guide to the why, what, and how of contemporary fact-checking in today’s media landscape. Brooke Borel, an experienced fact-checker, draws on the expertise of more than 200 writers, editors, and fellow checkers representing the New Yorker, Popular Science, This American Life, Vogue, and many other outlets. She covers best practices for fact-checking in a variety of media—from magazine articles, both print and online, to books and documentaries—and from the perspective of both in-house and freelance checkers.
$55 cloth    $17 paper  

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Getting It Published
A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books, Third Edition
William Germano
For more than a decade, writers have turned to William Germano for his insider’s take on navigating the world of scholarly publishing. A professor, author, and thirty-year veteran of the book industry, Germano knows what editors want and what writers need to know to get their work published.
$60 cloth    $20 paper  

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From Dissertation to Book, Second Edition
William Germano
Germano draws on his years of experience in both academia and publishing to show writers how to turn a dissertation into a book that an audience will actually enjoy. He also acknowledges that not all dissertations should become books and explores other options. With clear directions, engaging examples, and an eye for the idiosyncrasies of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision.
$18 paper  

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Write No Matter What
Joli Jensen
With growing in-boxes, academic responsibilities, and family commitments, scholars are struggling to fulfill their writing goals. A finished book—or even steady journal articles—may seem like an impossible dream. But, as Joli Jensen proves, it really is possible to write happily and productively in academe.
$45 cloth    $15 paper  

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Developmental Editing
A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers
Scott Norton
Transforming a manuscript into a book that edifies, inspires, and sells? That’s the job of the developmental editor, whose desk is the first stop for many manuscripts on the road to bookdom. This handbook provides an approach to developmental editing that is logical, collaborative, humorous, and realistic.
$50 cloth     $28 paper  

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Immersion
A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep
Ted Conover
In immersion reporting—a literary cousin to ethnography, travel writing, and memoir—the writer fully steps into a new world or culture, participating in its trials, rites, and rituals as a member of the group. The end results of these firsthand experiences are familiar to us from bestsellers such as Nickel and Dimed and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. But in a world of wary strangers, where does one begin? Conover distills decades of knowledge into an accessible resource aimed at writers of all levels.
$55 cloth    $18 paper  

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Storycraft
The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction
Jack Hart
From the work of the New Journalists in the 1960s, to the New Yorker essays of John McPhee, Susan Orlean, Atul Gawande, to blockbuster book-length narratives such as Mary Roach’s Stiff or Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, narrative nonfiction has come into its own. Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice. Now in Storycraft, Jack Hart, a former managing editor of the Oregonian who guided several Pulitzer Prize–winning narratives to publication, delivers what will certainly become the definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction.
$25 cloth    $15 paper  

 

 

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