If you're a new entrant to the field of copy-editing and are wondering what a great style sheet might look like, pop over to Katharine O'Moore-Klopf's website. Her Library resource centre includes a section on Style Sheets; she's generously shared three fine examples for academic, medical and fiction copy-editors.
In June 2014 I guest blogged for Rich Adin on the subject of style sheets, and how incredibly useful they are for proofreaders: The Proofreader’s Corner: Show Me the Style Sheet! Katharine's samples are just the kind best-practice tools that make life easier for her clients and the other editorial pros in the chain of production for any given project.
While you're on the KOK Edit site, it's worth checking out the Copyeditors' Knowledge Base if you're not already aware of it. It's a goldmine for newbies and old hands alike. Katharine is based in the US, but she has an international view of the world, and that means there's something for editorial pros everywhere.
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