AA. Short for author's alteration; used to indicate changes made by an author on a set of proofs. Compare PE.
acute accent. Diacritic mark: ´ [á, é, í, ó, ú].
A-head. First-level heading within a chapter (or comparable section of a document); also called 1-head.
all cap. Text printed in FULL CAPITALS.
ampersand. Name of the & character.
angle brackets. Name of the < and > characters.
AP style. Editorial preferences specified in The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.
APA style. Editorial preferences specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
apos. Short for apostrophe.
art. Illustration (e.g., drawing, photograph, map, graph); also used as a collective singular noun, to refer to all illustrations in a work. See also line art.
art log. Chart used to inventory and track all art in a manuscript.
ASCII. [American Standard Code for Information Interchange; pronounced “ASS-key. ”] Set of 128 alphanumeric and nonprinting characters (e.g., wordspace, tab, hard return) used in converting word