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Price: $52.50

Hardback 928 pp.
156 mm x 234 mm



Publication date:
April 2016

Imprint: OUP UK

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New Oxford Style Manual

Third Edition


The New Oxford Style Manual brings together the new editions of two essential reference works in a single volume. Combining New Hart's Rules with the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, this is the definitive guide to the written word.

New Hart's Rules, Oxford's definite guide to style, gives authoritative and expert advice on how to prepare copy for publication in print and electronically. Topics covered include how to punctuate and hyphenate accurately, capitalization guidelines, structuring text coherently, how to use quotations and citations clearly, how to provide accurate references, UK and US usage, and much more. Recent developments in the publishing industry, such as scientific publishing conventions have been included in the up-to-date second edition.

These guidelines are complemented by the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors which features 25,000 A to Z entries giving authoritative advice on those words and names which raise questions time and time again because of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, or cultural and historical context. Entries give full coverage of recommended spellings, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations. The New Oxford Style Manual also includes superb appendices for quick reference including proofreading marks, countries and currencies, and alphabets.

Combining these two updated works and drawing on the unrivalled research and expertise of the Oxford Reference and Dictionaries departments, this volume is an essential part of every editor's and writer's toolkit.

Readership : Editors, proofreaders, publishers, typesetters, printers, newspaper and magazine editors, web editors, journalists, lawyers, academics, and anyone else who works with the written word.

New Harts Rules
1. The parts of a book
2. Preparing copy
3. Spelling and hyphenation
4. Punctuation
5. Capitalization
6. Names
7. Italic, roman, and other type treatments
8. Work titles in text
9. Quotations and direct speech
10. Abbreviations and symbols
11. Numbers and dates
12. Languages
13. Law and legal references
14. Science, mathematics, and computing
15. Lists and tables
16. Illustrations and artwork
17. Notes and references
18. Bibliography
19. Indexing
20. Copyright and other publishing responsibilities
21. US and British English
New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors

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Special Features

  • The essential handbook for all writers and editors.
  • Gives expert advice on writing and preparing copy and the spelling of words, covering headings, hyphenation, UK and US usage, capitalization, punctuation, indexing, and much more.
  • Prepared in consultation with professionals and endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.
  • Increased focus on the practice of publishing in the digital age, from the submission and presentation of illustrations, to the citation of electronic sources, and the use of XML in the process of indexing.