Re: Grammar, style, and formatting questions answered

Subject: Re: Grammar, style, and formatting questions answered
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 12:53:28 -0700

There's room for another manual, especially since the Gregg Reference Manual
cuts to the chase and is very well laid out.

Interestingly, it's been around longer than CMoS, but I don't think
McGraw-Hill is aggressive about pushing it. Rather, McGH seems to expect
interested users to already know about GRM and just seek it out.

I have to say that, since getting my copy, I'm finding it to be more
accessible than CMoS, which means I'll probably end up referencing it more.
Not that I'll be casting CMoS aside, mind you; it's nice to have a couple of
authoritative soureces as backup when peers want to lay down the gauntlet.

> Chris

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 5:48 PM, Kathleen MacDowell <
kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com> wrote:

> This is interesting, Chris. Although I can't recall ever using it, the name
> is familiar, so maybe I used it in a past life :-). I will definitely check
> it out though; can't have too many good references. With luck they'll
> maintain the quality Wm. Sabin gave the manual.
>
> Kathleen
>
>
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:
>
>> Though a lot of us live and breathe by the *Chicago Manual of Style*, I
>> also
>> use *The Gregg Reference Manual. *If I can't find the answer to my
>> grammar,
>> style, or usage questions in my bound copy (I always check there first!),
>> I
>> can simply click the Ask the Publisher link at www.gregg.com.
>>
>> At that point I fill out their questionnaire and can expect my answer in a
>> few days. Obviously this isn't something to use when you're backed up
>> against an impending deadline, but I think it's an invaluable and
>> authoritative service—especially when I'm in another spitting contest with
>> someone else in my group.
>>
>> > Chris
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