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New Hart's Rules: The Handbook of Style for Writers and Editors…

by R. M. Ritter

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The 39th edition is revised, updated and reset, and brought in line with The Oxford dictionary for writers and editors to which it forms a companion volume. It includes a new section on machine-readable codes, and the foreign languages section has been expanded to cover the setting of Welsh, Dutch, and Afrikaans. The new edition will be as useful as its predecessors.
added by KayCliff | editThe Indexer, Hazel K. Bell (Oct 1, 1983)
English-literate mankind—mind the hyphen!—can be divided into two groups, those who know Hart's rules well, and those who have never sought to make its acquaintance. One cannot imagine any intermediate group. At all events, for a book that has had on average a new edition almost every other year since 1893 a review must be addressed to the latter group. The former need only be told—if they haven't bought the 38th edition already—that the sections on biology and other scientific work have been expanded; Portuguese, Turkish, and Catalan have been added to the foreign languages treated; and there is a new 27-page Appendix on Make-up. The full title exactly describes what the book was, but what it is now is a capital tool for writers too, and every indexer is a writer.
added by KayCliff | editThe Indexer, Neil Fisk (Apr 1, 1980)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0198610416, Hardcover)

Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers at the University Press, Oxford was first printed in 1893. This classic reference work for writers, editors, and publishers was in print through 39 editions for nearly one hundred years. New Hart's Rules is a brand-new text that brings the principles of the old text into the 21st century, providing answers to questions of editorial style for a new generation of editorial professionals. Writers and editors of all kinds will find this handy guide an indispensable companion in their work.

Twenty chapters give information on all aspects of writing and of preparing copy for publication, whether in print or electronically. New Hart's Rules covers a broad range of topics including publishing terms, layout and headings,how to present numbers and dates, how to treat illustrations, hyphenation, punctuation, UK and US usage, bibliographies and notes, and indexing. The chapters have been compiled by a team of experts and consultants, and the book draws on the unrivalled expertise of Oxford's Reference Department. It is also endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

The text is designed and organized for maximum accessibility with clearly displayed examples throughout. Authoritative and comprehensive, New Hart's Rules is the essential desk guide for all writers and editors, and together with the New Oxford Spelling Dictionary and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors forms the complete editorial reference set.

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'New Hart's Rules' is a brand-new text that brings the principles of the old text (first printed in 1893) into the 21st century, providing answers to questions of editorial style for a new generation of professionals.

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