When checking magazines, they may say to use a particular “stylebook.” You may wonder if it’s worth it. Yes, if you want a chance at having your article submitted.

We cover this topic in “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” but, we wanted to share the three we feel are at the top of the list.

“The Associated Press Stylebook,” by Associated Press.

“The Chicago Manual of Style,” by University of Chicago Press Staff.

“The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage: Of Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World’s Most Authoritative Newspaper,” by Allan M. Siegan and William G. Connolly.

You usually can find one or more of the three in your local library. If you are going to purchasae one, I’d consider the paperback as they are updated annually. Or, a great alternative is the individual styleguides’ online service. Then you always have the latest updates.

Maralyn D. Hill
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