What is Chicago Manual of Style? (5)

1 Name: Seaking Answers : 2008-11-08 07:13 ID:vUx1ob+M

So, what is it? I've never heard of it until reading Kotaku's news article about Square Enix's new job application.

To sum up the article, they want a short story to be written in Chicago Manual style.

So what is it used for?

2 Name: 3 : 2008-11-09 03:20 ID:Heaven

The Chicago Manual of Style is a book which prescribes writing style (e.g. punctuation, citation, layout, etc). Square Enix (and other businesses and academic communities and such) use it to make everything uniform and easier to process.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2008-11-10 02:45 ID:DF0UOoEE

just out of curiosity... does it differ in any way from standard MLA, or is it just a "sum-up" of the rules of MLA?

4 Name: Seaking Answers : 2008-11-10 07:33 ID:vUx1ob+M

So how is CMS used towards a story?

I can see where CMS could be used for writings in a magazine or newspaper, or even a term paper; but, how can it be used in a creative writing piece where citation and uniformity isn't focused upon?

5 Name: Bookworm : 2008-11-15 00:36 ID:nVkZey6h

MLA Style Manual is a different prescription. They do largely the same things.

I guess simply follow the typographical rules.

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