The Chicago Manual of Style® for PerfectIt™

The Chicago Manual of Style is now available in proofreading software. We have partnered with the PerfectIt editing platform to create an official “Chicago Style” check that can scan documents for:

  • Spelling
  • Capitalization
  • Hyphenation
  • Italics
  • Numbers in sentences
  • Punctuation
  • And more

FREE to Subscribers

We are pleased to offer CMOS for PerfectIt as a free benefit for subscribers to both CMOS Online and PerfectIt. Concurrent subscriptions are required to install and utilize the feature. Both accounts must be registered using the same email address.

Options for subscribing to CMOS Online can be found here.

To subscribe to PerfectIt, visit their website.

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Check your copy for “Chicago Style”

The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt is available in Microsoft Word, and will check for consistency and style errors, providing instant, click-through access to the time-tested guidance of the Manual. Proofreaders and copyeditors can choose when and how to apply “Chicago Style” guidelines in their work, and whether to delve into Manual content for further guidance. Professional editors gain the additional ease of building and applying house styles that are based on Chicago. Users are able to combine and customize Chicago's guidance with industry or client-specific choices.

Improve Your Writing and Editing

CMOS for PerfectIt doesn't over-correct. Instead, it finds examples in your document to teach the principles of “Chicago Style” and improve your writing and editing.

Chicago and PerfectIt agree that people make the best editing decisions and they always will. This technology is to help people edit faster and better. Software cannot understand the beauty, complexity, and variety of great writing, and CMOS for PerfectIt doesn't seek to overwrite any piece of work. Instead, it finds examples to teach the principles of the Manual and ways to improve clarity and consistency.

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