The Chicago Manual of StyleThe Chicago Manual of Style
) is one of the most highly regarded style guides for American English
publications style, manuscript preparation, and, to a lesser degree, usage. It is commonly used by publishers and editors as the last resort for questions of proper presentation of text. In the publications world, style
, italicization, bolding, capitalization, tables, and so forth, and not prose style
It is published by the University of Chicago Press. The first edition was published by the university in 1906 under the title A Manual of Style. It is currently in its 15th edition.