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Manual of Style

For Use of Copy Editors, Proof Readers, Operators, and Compositors Engaged in the Production of Executive, Congressional, and Departmental Publications (Classic Reprint)

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Manual of Style by United States Government Printin Office
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Excerpt from Manual of Style: For Use of Copy Editors, Proof Readers, Operators, and Compositors Engaged in the Production of Executive, Congressional, and Departmental Publications The Manual of Style is intended to facilitate public printing, and if those submitting copy for publication will carefully observe the following suggestions, they will contribute materially toward this end: Copy should be typewritten if possible, unless reprint, and each page should begin with a paragraph. Proper names, foreign words, and technical terms should be plainly written and verified. Manuscript and typewritten copy in a foreign language should be marked accurately as to capitalization, punctuation, and other peculiarities. Signatures which are illegible should be carefully rewritten on the margin. Abbreviations should not be used except when they are to be printed as written, in which case they should be marked "follow." Reference marks in text and tables should be arranged alphabetically across each page, beginning with " " (See table, p. 41.) Capitalization and punctuation, when not peculiar to the publication in hand, are details which may be safely intrusted to the compositors and proof readers. Photographs, drawings, etc., for illustrations should accompany manuscript, each bearing the name of the publication in which it is to be inserted and the figure or plate number. The proper place for each illustration should be indicated on the copy by title, legend, or otherwise. When a publication is composed of several parts, a scheme of the desired arrangement should accompany the first installment of copy. Write on one side of the paper only. When both sides are used, duplicate copy should be furnished. Additional matter making more than one line to be inserted in manuscript copy should be written on a separate sheet attached to the page on which it is to be inserted and the place for its insertion clearly indicated. All corrections should be made on first proofs submitted, later proofs being intended only for the purpose of verification. Plate corrections should be avoided. Important changes from the style herein set forth should be clearly stated in a sheet of instructions accompanying the copy. Copy should be sent flat, if possible. Requisitions for work containing illustrations should give explicit instructions as to whether or not illustrations should be furnished by the Government Printing Office, giving the number, indicating the process of reproduction, and, if reduction is necessary, instructions on the margin of each illustration. The size should be as nearly uniform as practicable. Work containing illustrations should be accompanied by a letter certifying that the illustrations are necessary and relate entirely to the transaction of public business. (See 33 Stat. L., p. 1213.) Samples furnished for a particular purpose should be plainly marked, showing clearly whether intended for style of type, size of type page, paper, trim, lettering, or binding, etc. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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September 27th, 2015
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United States
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