Whether you’re creating character dialogue or quoting nonfiction, writing speech can be a difficult job to tackle. Should you use double or single quotes? Do you need a comma? Where do you put the ending punctuation? Luckily, The Chicago Manual of Style is here to help. From the many types of discourse to faltering speech, the CMOS is your go-to …
As a summer of major cultural upheaval, partly spurred by the untimely deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbury, and Breonna Taylor, and the subsequent protests over racial inequality, continue, those of us in the editing world must ask, what, if any, changes we must make in our own work. While other industries address racism and diversity in their own ways, editing has its own issues to grapple with.
In today’s installment of Unpacking CMOS, we’d like to address those going back to school this fall. You’re likely going to be writing research papers of some kind—and that means writing citations. CMOS offers two approaches to writing citations: notes and bibliography vs. author-date. Let’s unpack the differences and benefits of each.
We’re kicking off a new series this month, a spotlight feature that poses writing-related questions to our team. We hope you enjoy learning more about our team through this series, as well as getting a variety of solutions to common or tricky problems that every writer faces. In this inaugural edition, we asked the team the following question: Where do you go for inspiration as a writer?
Few aspects of grammar are as confusing as the comma. What does it do? Where does it go? As with most grammatical conundrums, The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) has all the answers.
Last month we published our summer reading list, a wide range of books to enjoy while dealing with COVID-19, social distancing, and a summer that would be far from normal. But the world has changed yet again in the weeks since we offered our recommendations. To that end, we want to share another book list to provide educational resources for understanding and dismantling systemic racism. This is the essential work that we are all called to, in this moment and always.
Editorial calendars are useful tools for blogs and social media content. It takes early and focused planning to create a well-functioning editorial calendar that serves your needs, but there are many benefits to making this investment of time in your content planning.
As summer nears, the world is still being impacted heavily by coronavirus disease. We here at The Scribe Source want to share a summer reading challenge with a wide range of genres to feed your bookish hunger. If your TBR list is looking bare, then we’ve got you covered!
The difference between colons and semicolons can be challenging, and it is not uncommon to see them used interchangeably and hence, incorrectly. Let’s dive into the unique uses for each punctuation mark.
So you’ve decided to adopt a writer! Congratulations! Writers are a big commitment, needy and high maintenance, but with proper care, they can be an excellent lifelong companion. Here we’ll walk you through all the basics of keeping a writer.