For editorial freelancers

Books: Editing and writing resources

The Chicago Manual of Style
16th edition (new)
15th edition

APA Publication Manual (6th edition)

The Subversive Copy Editor

The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications, Third Edition

Books: The business of freelancing

The Wealthy Freelancer

Web sites

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary

Common Errors in English Usage

An easy-to-use time-tracking tool. Basic functionality (sufficient for most freelancers) is free.


The Subversive Copy Editor Blog
Advice for copyeditors, as well as good-humored commentary on the editing life.

Copyediting Blog
An online companion to the well-known newsletter.

The Editor's POV
Blog of the Author-Editor Clinic, which offers resources for freelance developmental editors of fiction and creative nonfiction.

Dr. Freelance
Jake Poinier gives advice on the business side of freelancing.

Copyblogger: Copywriting Tips for Online Marketing Success
Not just for copywriters, this blog offers solid advice on writing for bloggers and other word people.

Words on the Page
Freelance writer Lori Widmer frequently posts on the business of writing, particularly on the importance of marketing your services.


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