Style Guides

So many rules! But the fact that someone else wrote these down means that you don’t have to. All you have to say is, “I’m following XX style on this, and will note only the exceptions.”

Direct

The National Library of Medicine style guide (aka Vancouver style): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/

The Chicago Manual of Style: http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html
And Q&A: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/latest.html

American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual: http://www.apastyle.org/
And Blog: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/

Council of Science Editors, Scientific Style and Format (aka SSF8): http://www.scientificstyleandformat.org/Home.html
From the publishers of The Chicago Manual of Style

The European Commission Directorate-General for Translation’s English Style Guide: A handbook for authors and translators in the European Commission
http://ec.europa.eu/translation/english/guidelines/documents/styleguide_english_dgt_en.pdf
(For more links to European regulatory sites, see this page.)

Compilations

The Conscious Style Guide: http://consciousstyleguide.com/ — a compendium of links to articles and resources for using “kind, compassionate, mindful, empowering, respectful and inclusive” language. Awesome resource!

ATA Science and Technology Division Website, list of technical style guides: http://www.ata-divisions.org/S_TD/tech_writing.html

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