A Few Resources of a Freelance Editor

Shout-out to University of Illinois Journalism 421. These links are far more clickable than those on the paper handout. 😉

Essential, Daily Tools

Top 20 Blogs and Sites for Editors and Wordniks

  1. American Copy Editors Society
  2. An American Editor
  3. American Heritage Dictionary Tumblr
  4. Arrant Pedantry
  5. Chicago Style Q&A
  6. Copyediting.com
  7. FreelancersUnion.org blog
  8. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips
  9. KOK Edit’s Copyeditors’ Knowledge Base
  10. Language Log
  11. LibroEditing blog
  12. Macmillan Dictionary blog
  13. Merriam-Webster Unabridged blog
  14. NYT After Deadline
  15. Online Etymology Dictionary
  16. OxfordWords
  17. The Proofreader’s Parlour
  18. Sentence First
  19. Wordnik blog
  20. Baltimore Sun’s You Don’t Say [with archives here and more McIntyre posts here]

Books on My Desk [i.e., in a stack by my couch]

  • The Copyeditor’s Handbook (2011) by Amy Einsohn
  • The Subversive Copy Editor (2009) by Carol Fisher Saller
  • Garner’s Modern American Usage (2009) by Bryan A. Garner
  • Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage (1994)
  • Making Word 2010 Work for You (2014) by Hilary Powers
  • Effective Onscreen Editing (2010) by Geoff Hart
  • Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers (2013) by Louise Harnby

 

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