Favorite resources for freelance editors
This list of links was presented as a handout at the “Freelancers Forum” session at the American Copy Editors Society conference in Phoenix in March 2011. It was compiled by Mark Allen, Kate Karp and Liz Smith. It’s not intended to be exhaustive, but it represents some of our favorite places to find help when we are editing at home.
Please send me a note if you find any bad links, and please share your favorite resources in the comments.
Resources for Freelancers
Organizations, websites and a list
Stylebooks and usage guides
The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual (available as an app and online by subscription)
Chicago Manual of Style (also available online by subscription)
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (online subscription available)
The Bluebook (Harvard Law Review legal citation guide; online subscription available)
Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (guides to Chicago, MLA and APA style)
Oxford dictionaries (New Oxford American free online or as “Dictionary” application on a Mac; includes American English and World English options)
Oxford English Dictionary online (check with your local library)
Wordnik (contains American Heritage, Century Dictionary, others)
Visual Thesaurus (subscription)
Compiled for ACES 2011 by Mark Allen, Kate Karp and Liz Smith