House Style

Most editors have a “style guide” they use during the editing process.  At Wizards in Publishing, we use specific resources to maintain continuity during edits. These include (but are not limited to):

1.   The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).

2.    Merriam-Webster Dictionary – for spelling and word punctuation.

3.   Center for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute of Health (NIH) – for proper medical terminology, spelling, abbreviations, punctuation, etc.

4.   .MIL sites – for US military jargon, terminology, spelling, proper punctuation and abbreviations, as well as procedure.

5. – for very minor language translation and verification. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure any foreign words and phrases used in a manuscript are accurate in spelling and translation, punctuated correctly and that the proper idioms, colloquialisms and dialects are used for a region or a person from that region. Wizards in Publishing will not be responsible for accuracy of foreign words/phrases.

6.   Google – when everything else fails.

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