Japan Style Sheet
SWET's first professionally produced publication is now available for distribution in Japan. Based on the 1983 edition, but presenting its advice in a new format, the revised edition will be useful not only to editors and writers, but also translators, researchers, and anyone working with writing that deals with Japan. The Japan Style Sheet sets down the main options for deciding how to handle italicization, macrons (long-vowel notation), capitalization, name order, and other knotty problems encountered in editing such manuscripts.
The publication of the JSS was made possible by the efforts of a large number of SWET members and is a symbol of the activities SWET has pursued over its 18-year history, endeavoring to raise professional standards among writers, editors, translators and others working with the English word in Japan.
- Author: SWET (Society of Writers, Editors, & Translators)
- Published by Stone Bridge Press
- Publication date: May 1998
- Paperback, 80 pages
- Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 9 in.
- ISBN: 1-880656-30-2
"The Japanese Chicago Manual. . . . This is a terrific little book." - Karen Judd, author, Copyediting: A Practical Guide
The long-awaited revised edition of the Japan Style Sheet is now available. It's a slim booklet, only 80 pages long, but packed with advice and information answering questions often asked in offices and on Internet mailing lists. The appendices provide handy tools for fingertip reference. Purchase one for your desk and buy copies for your friends and clients. Here are the main headings from the table of contents:
Tips for the Nonspecialist
- Romanization Systems
- Long Vowels
- Long Vowels on the Internet
- N or M: Shinbun or Shimbun?
Matters of Style
- Personal Names
- Place Names
- Note, Bibliography, and Index Styles
- Hepburn Orthography
- Prefectures, Provinces
- Units of Measure
- Imperial Reigns and Historical Eras
- Modern Era Conversion Chart
- Principal Periods of Japanese History
- Further References
- Internet Resources
The Japan Style Sheet can be obtained through any bookstore (see ISBN at top of page). It's also available directly from the publisher Stone Bridge Press. Japanese bookstores that carry foreign books may have copies in stock. Distribution in Japan is handled by Yohan and Tuttle Shokai.