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Writing and editing resources

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Editing and proofreading are essential parts of the writing process, but many writers can​’t afford to hire professionals for both, or even one, of these services. It is with this in mind that I have created some resources to help you become a better writer. It is also why I offer a proof-editing service.

Editing tools and the different levels of editing

Self-editing tips

Punctuation

Grammar and spelling

More resources

I have found the following content useful and believe that others will too.

Please note: I​’m an independent proofreader and editor. I am not affiliated, associated, authorised, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with any of the below websites, businesses, people or products.

Louise Harnby’s resource library for authors and editors

Erin Wright​’s tutorial on how to use Track Changes in Microsoft Word

Paul Beverley's free (Word) macros and how to use them

Useful reference books

  • The Penguin Guide to Punctuation by R. L. Trask (UK punctuation styles)

  • The Best Punctuation Book, Period: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson by June Casagrande (US punctuation styles)

  • Cite Them Right: The Essential Referencing Guide (12th Edition) by Richard Pears & Graham Shields

  • Self-editing for Self-publishers – Incorporating: A Style Guide for Fiction by Richard Bradburn

  • Successful Self-publishing: How to Self-publish and Market Your Book (Books for Writers 1) by Joanna Penn

  • How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent by Noah Lukeman​

I also learned some writing tips ...

“Victoria is a very professional proofreader. The proofreading was very detailed and helpful. I also learned some writing tips from Victoria’​s comments. I look forward to collaborating with her in the future for more academic writings.”​

—YC, PhD student

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