Style guide

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A style guide or manual of style is a set of standards for the writing, formatting and design of documents.wikipedia
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Capitalization

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Because practices vary, a style guide may set out standards to be used in areas such as punctuation, capitalization, citing sources, formatting of numbers and dates, table appearance and other areas.
Conventions also vary, to a lesser extent, between different style guides.

Style

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A style guide establishes standard style requirements to improve communication by ensuring consistency both within a document, and across multiple documents.

Orthography

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The style guide may require certain best practices in usage, language composition, visual composition, orthography and typography.
Even in the latter languages, a significant amount of consensus arises naturally, although a maximum of consistency or standardization occurs only when prescriptively imposed according to style guides.

Usage (language)

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The style guide may require certain best practices in usage, language composition, visual composition, orthography and typography.
The usage of a language is the manner in which the written and spoken language is used, the "points of grammar, syntax, style, and the choice of words", and "the way in which a word or phrase is normally and correctly used".

Bluebook

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The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, a style guide, prescribes the most widely used legal citation system in the United States.

AMA Manual of Style

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AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors is the style guide of the American Medical Association.

APA style

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It is described in the style guide of the American Psychological Association (APA), which is titled the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Academic publishing

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For academic and technical documents, a guide may also enforce the best practice in ethics (such as authorship, research ethics, and disclosure), pedagogy (such as exposition and clarity), and compliance (technical and regulatory).
Academic copy editing seeks to ensure that an article conforms to the journal's house style, that all of the referencing and labelling is correct, and that the text is consistent and legible; often this work involves substantive editing and negotiating with the authors.

ASA style

American Sociological Association Style Guide
Standards for ASA style are specified in the ASA Style Guide, which is published by the American Sociological Association, the main scholarly organization for academic sociologists in the United States.

Publishing

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Publishers may maintain a house style, and staff will copy edit to ensure that the work matches the style and grammatical requirements of each market.

Typography

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The style guide may require certain best practices in usage, language composition, visual composition, orthography and typography.
By formulating a style guide, a publication or periodical standardizes with a relatively small collection of typefaces, each used for specific elements within the publication, and makes consistent use of typefaces, case, type sizes, italic, boldface, colors, and other typographic features such as combining large and small capital letters together.

The Complete Plain Words

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The Complete Plain Words, titled simply Plain Words in its 2014 revision, is a style guide written by Sir Ernest Gowers, published in 1954.

Style sheet

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It is often called a style sheet, although that term also has other meanings.

Hart's Rules

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Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers at the University Press, Oxford—today published under the short title New Hart's Rules—is an authoritative reference book and style guide published in England by Oxford University Press (OUP).

AP Stylebook

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For example, the AP Stylebook is revised annually, and the Chicago, APA, and ASA manuals are in their 17th, 6th, and 4th editions, respectively.
AP Stylebook, also known by its full name The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, is an English grammar style and usage guide created by American journalists working for or connected with the Associated Press to standardize mass communications.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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Covering topics such as plurals and literary technique, distinctions among like words (homonyms and synonyms), and the use of foreign terms, the dictionary became the standard for other style guides to writing in English.

The Chicago Manual of Style

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Book publishers and authors of journals requiring reference sections generally choose the Chicago Manual of Style, while scholarly writing often follows the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.
The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMOS or CMS, or sometimes as Chicago ) is a style guide for American English published since 1906 by the University of Chicago Press.

The Elements of Style

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One of the most popular grammar guides used in third-person writing is The Elements of Style.
The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide in numerous editions.

United States Government Publishing Office

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GPO publishes the U.S. Government Publishing Office Style Manual.

Technical communication

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For academic and technical documents, a guide may also enforce the best practice in ethics (such as authorship, research ethics, and disclosure), pedagogy (such as exposition and clarity), and compliance (technical and regulatory).
Technical writing as a discipline usually requires that a technical writer use a style guide.

E. B. White

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He was also a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style. In addition, he wrote books for children, including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970).

Nomenclature

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Guides in specific scientific and technical fields cover nomenclature, which specifies names or classifying labels that are preferred because they are clear, standardized, and ontologically sound (e.g., taxonomy, chemical nomenclature, and gene nomenclature).
The capitalization of nouns varies with language and even the particular context: journals often have their own house styles for common names.

MLA Handbook

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Book publishers and authors of journals requiring reference sections generally choose the Chicago Manual of Style, while scholarly writing often follows the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.
Both are academic style guides that have been widely used in the United States, Canada, and other countries, providing guidelines for writing and documentation of research in the humanities, such as English studies (including the English language, writing, and literature written in English); the study of other modern languages and literatures, including comparative literature; literary criticism; media studies; cultural studies; and related disciplines.

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus

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The Well-Spoken Thesaurus by Tom Heehler (Sourcebooks 2011), is an American style guide and speaking aid.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is a style guide for writing and formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and is published by the University of Chicago Press.