Editing Resources

Editing Resources

Style guides

Dictionaries and other references

Of further interest to editors

  • AcqWeb—publisher information for librarians and other professionals interested in acquisitions and collection development
  • American Copy Editors Society (ACES)—a resource for copy editors in journalism
  • Editing for the Web
  • Editcetera—a San Francisco Bay Area organization that trains editors in classes, and tests and certifies freelance publishing professionals, after which Editcetera can recommend its members for job and contract placement
  • The Editorium—important newsletter for editors presented by Jack M. Lyon. Editorium is geared toward mastering Microsoft Word and other contemporary editing programs. The Editorium offers macros and software programs, some for sale and others that are free and do tend to ease the editing life.
  • Electric Editors—a British-based group with discussion lists and free macros for Word and WordPerfect
  • General and Multiple Subject Publishers—listing of various categories from ClickInks.com
  • Media Alliance—offers classes in editing, writing, and computer applications related to publishing
  • ReferenceChecker—a program that checks all the name/date-style references in a document
  • The Observer—In "Black Day for the Blue Pencil," journalist Blake Morrison argues editors are now an endangered species
  • UC Berkeley Extension offers classroom and online courses in editing, writing, technical communication, and Web publishing
  • UC Berkeley Extension's four-course sequence in editing is for working editors who need a concentrated program to acquire additional skills, those who want to make a transition into editing, and those who want to enter the publishing field as editors. A certificate is awarded upon completion.

Of interest to freelance editors and writers

  • Editorial Freelancers Association—a professional organization of self-employed workers in the publishing and communications industries. Based in New York City, EFA has members nationwide.

Job links

Of specific interest to writers



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