1. The parts of a book -- 2. Preparation of copy and proofs -- 3. Abbreviations and symbols -- 4. Capitalization and treatment of names -- 5. Punctuation -- 6. Italic, roman, and other type treatments -- 7. Numbers -- 8. Quotations -- 9. Lists and tables -- 10. Illustrations -- 11. Languages -- 12. Science and mathematics -- 13. Specialist subjects -- 14. Copyright and other publishing responsibilities -- 15. References and notes -- 16. Indexing. "This classic reference book is the essential guide for anyone who works with words. The perfect companion volume to The Oxford Guide to Style, it provides quick, clear answers to the queries you are most likely to raise as a writer or editor - whether professionally, in your studies, or for pleasure." "Completely updated, expanded, and revised, it draws on the unrivalled resources of Oxford's Dictionary Department and in-house editorial staff to offer guidance on words from an enormous range of topics, sources, and disciplines." "Also included in this new edition are appendices setting out the standard symbols used in proofreading, mathematical and logic symbols, and a guide to accents and diacritical marks."--Jacket.