I am Australian and have just finished writing a novel. The publisher I will be using is in the USA and uses the Chicago Manual of Style. Because I use UK English, I would prefer to leave my manuscript in the UK style, especially with regard to punctuation, and I would also like to preserve UK English spelling of words.
I am wondering whether to insist on a UK style guide for editing and publishing, or go with the flow and allow her to use the Chicago Manual of Style.
- How many English speaking authors who are not American use the Chicago Manual of Style?
- What percentage of British authors, or authors the Commonwealth countries, prefer to stay with UK conventions when it comes to punctuation and spelling?
I would be very grateful to receive advice from you.
Kind regards, James