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:


  • 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)

  • 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