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GPO Releases New Edition of Popular Style Manual

Press release from the issuing company

Washington – The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) releases the 31st edition of the GPO Style Manual.  This is the first revision since 2008 and the first to be issued under GPO’s new name.  Since 1894, the GPO Style Manual has served as a guide to the style and form of Federal Government printing and publishing. The Manual has come to be widely recognized by writers and editors both within and outside the Federal Government as an important editorial tool. 

This edition can be purchased on GPO’s Online Bookstore:


The digital version is available on GPO’s govinfo: www.govinfo.gov

Besides a thorough revision throughout, new features in this edition include:

  • GPO’s most recent digital initiatives
  • Updates to foreign nation information
  • Updates to State demonyms
  • Treatment of words related to native entities recognized by the Federal Government
  • Clarification of punctuation rules
  • Updates to capitalization, abbreviations, and computer terms
  • Inclusion of many suggestions from users 

The GPO Style Manual is prepared under the authority of section 1105 of Title 44, U.S.C., which

requires the Director to “determine the form and style” of Government printing. The Manual

is prepared by the GPO Style Board, composed of proofreading, printing, and Government

documents specialists from within GPO, where all major congressional as well as executive agency publications are produced.



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