When it is time to start the editing process chose one style of editing to use throughout your article, blog or book. The most common styles are the Associated Press (AP), Chicago Manual of Style and the Oxford Manual of Style. Traditionally AP was used for newspapers and Chicago has been used for literature. But as media morph, these choices have become more debated. Some say AP is more used for appropriate for online writing, so perhaps if you plan to place some of your content online, AP may be best. A longer list of styles can be found in Appendix 1 Resources section of this book.
The most important thing you can do is to choose your style and be consistent throughout the same book, article, blog post, etc. Leave yourself a note to about which style you chose for editing in case you do an update of the book at a future date. Also, you may want to start to compile a style list for with common choices, like, do you use the serial comma or not, do you spell out numbers, etc. If you have a style preference, it will also be helpful to discuss with your style preferences with your editor.
140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form
AMA (American Medical Association) Manual of Style
Associated Press (AP) Stylebook
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)
Christian Writer’s Manual of Style (CWMS)
APA (American Psychological Association) Style
The Elements of Style
Franklin Covey Style Guide for Business and Technical Communication
The Global English Style Guide
The Gregg Reference Manual
The Hollywood Standard
MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
The PR Style Guide
The Oxford Manual of Style