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A Word-Nerd’s Bookshelf

October 2, 2007

Oh poor, neglected site. I promise this will be a more active blog once I’m a full-time employee of Geode (January 1, 2008!). But as I start the countdown to self-employment, it’s time to take stock of the company library. Below is the Geode reference shelf. Chime in with your own reference/style favorites!

Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.)
American Psychological Association Style Manual (5th ed.)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (4th ed., text rev.)
Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.)
Words into Type (3rd ed.)
The New York Public Library Desk Reference
Webster’s New Biographical Dictionary
Webster’s Geographical Dictionary
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
The Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage
Usage and Abusage (Partridge)
Fowler’s Modern English Usage
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Revising Prose (Lanham)