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Writing and editing resources


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 (a hybrid of my proofreading and copy-editing services).

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 article 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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