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).
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