The GPO has issued the first update since 2008 of its Style Manual, the 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,” GPO said in the announcement.

The changes, some of which reflect suggestions from users, include updates to foreign nation information; new treatment of words related to native entities recognized by the federal government; clarification of punctuation rules; updates to capitalization, abbreviations, and computer terms, and more.

A digital version is available at govinfo.gov and a hard copy version can be purchased through the GPO site.