Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. What font does Chicago require? I thought it was Times New Roman, but perhaps Arial is also okay?

A. CMOS does not state a preference, but for Chicago-style student papers, please see Turabian Tip Sheet 6 (Main Text), which suggests 12 pt. Times New Roman or Calibri or 11 pt. Arial (based on Kate Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th edition, which is compatible with The Chicago Manual of Style).