Many, many years ago, before I became a quilter, before I went to seminary, before I had children, way back when, I was engaged in a vocation that I believe is now obsolete. We lived in a small town that was the home to a big university, and I typed papers for students. I prepared all kinds of manuscripts from basic 10-page research papers all the way to Ph.D. dissertations in fields as diverse as education, music history, and physics. Obviously I read every word, and over the years, I received a vast and diverse education.
The book pictured to the left (the 3rd and 4th editions, back then) was affectionately called "Turabian," and along with copies of the MLA and APA style guides, was my bible. I enjoyed my work. I liked meeting with the students, learning what they had to share, and making sure that everything in the paper was precisely "according to Turabian." Once I even received a personal letter from Kate after I'd written her to question the punctuation in one of the examples in the book.