Finding quality writing and editing advice on the Internet is a bit like an Easter egg hunt: you’re hoping to discover a Fabergé, but you usually find a cracked goose egg that’s been sitting in the sun a little too long. Nevertheless, you can still stumble upon many hidden gems if you search long enough. Here are a few of my favorite writing and editing websites and blogs.
Copyediting is a paid membership site for professional copy editors; however, its free blog provides valuable insights into current content issues.
Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is the most famous grammarian on the Internet. She tackles everything from basic vocabulary to obscure linguistic conundrums. But, I must warn you that her site is overrun with popup ads and marketing videos. Despite the advertising overload, the sheer volume of information she provides is impressive.
If you need to add a standard citation to a blog post or business report, the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide from the Chicago Manual of Style Online has you covered—without actually cracking the 1026-page manual.
Don’t forget the dictionaries! Check out the American Heritage Dictionary blog and the Oxford Dictionaries’ OxfordWords Blog for an abundance of language news and grammar commentary, some of which is downright strange.
What writing and editing treats have your uncovered in the depths of cyberspace?