Celebrating the Chicago Manual of Style

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate style! Join us for a conversation with the people behind The Chicago Manual of Style, the 17th edition of which was published this year by the University of Chicago Press. Hear about the history and design of the Manual, and show off your editorial prowess with some CMOS trivia.

At the Co-op

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Carol Fisher Saller, Matt Avery, and Mary E. Laur will join us to discuss the process of creating the Manual.
About the book: In the seven years since the previous edition debuted, we have seen an extraordinary evolution in the way we create and share knowledge. This seventeenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been prepared with an eye toward how we find, create, and cite information that readers are as likely to access from their pockets as from a bookshelf. It offers updated guidelines on electronic workflows and publication formats, tools for PDF annotation and citation management, web accessibility standards, and effective use of metadata, abstracts, and keywords. It recognizes the needs of those who are self-publishing or following open access or Creative Commons publishing models. The citation chapters reflect the ever-expanding universe of electronic sources—including social media posts and comments, private messages, and app content—and also offer updated guidelines on such issues as DOIs, time stamps, and e-book locators.
About the panelists: Carol Fisher Saller is editor of the Chicago Manual of Style Online’s Q&A and writes Editor’s Corner for the Chicago Manual of Style’s Shop Talk blog. She occasionally blogs about language and writing in academe for Lingua Franca at the Chronicle of Higher Education and is the author of several books for children, most recently the young adult novel Eddie’s War.
Matt Avery is principal designer at the University of Chicago Press where he has been working since 2003. His work has been recognized by the Type Director’s Club, 50 books/50 covers, Chicago Design Museum, Communication Arts Typography Annual, Print, the Society of Typographic Arts, the Association of American University Presses, and Chicago Book Clinic. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.
Mary E. Laur is senior acquisitions editor at the University of Chicago Press. She oversees revisions of The Chicago Manual of Style, Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, and other classic reference works. She also acquires new writing guides as well as books in the area of cartography and geography.
Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637