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Use a style manual - but check with the client first
Thread poster: Giles Watson

Giles Watson  Identity Verified
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Italian to English
Oct 17, 2002

This one of those questions you should sort out before you start the job (as you are probably in fact doing). Doing so will help to establish your image as a professional with customers.

If the client has no in-house style sheet, I usually suggest following the guidelines in one of the following two publications.

MHRA style book : notes for authors, editors, and writers of theses. 5th ed. London, Modern Humanities Research Association, 1996.

The Chicago manual of style. 14th ed. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1993.



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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Oct 18, 2002

Very helpful tip! Thank you!


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Roomy Naqvy  Identity Verified
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One more suggestion Oct 26, 2002

Well, besides, MHRA and Chicago Manual, one would believe that the MLA Handbook [] was invaluable.


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