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- 11 Rules of Writing: Concise guide to some of the most frequently violated rules of writing, punctuation, and grammar.
- A Research Guide for Students: How to write research papers, and do presentations. Virtual library of links arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification.
- A Word With You: A daily on-line column, featuring little known facts about well known words and phrases.
- A.Word.ADay: The music and magic of words. This is the website for the mailing list A.Word.A.Day (AWAD), which sends a vocabulary word and its definition to the subscribers every day.
- APA Style: Official American Psychological Association site includes frequently asked questions, guidelines for electronic media citations and spelling and ordering information.
- Acronym Finder: Searchable database of 80,000+ acronyms and meanings. Covers: common acronyms, computers, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms.
- Adding Value to your Links: A bulleted guide to using links effectively in hypertext writing.
- AmeriSpeak: "Expressions of our American ancestors." The colorful slang of Americans of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.
- American English: Canadian-American/British translation. Notes on American English, British English, and Canadian English, in spelling and word choice.
- AskOxford.com: For questions on English grammar, spelling, and usage. Search a dictionary of words, names or quotations.
- Bartleby.com: Strunk's Element of Style (1918): For use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style.
- Bartleby.com: The Columbia Guide to Standard American English: Kenneth G. Wilson's handbook includes descriptive and prescriptive examples with hyperlinked cross-references.
- CBC News: Words, Woe & Wonder: An in-depth look at the words we use from CBC News.
- Cliche: List of 2000 English cliches with some statistical and literary notes on their use.
- Cliche Finder: Special tool word-searches 3,300 cliches.
- Cliche Site: Clichés, sayings or phrases listed with definitions and explanations. Clichés are organized by subject and alphabetically and you can use the search function.
- Common Errors in English: Catalogue of writing or speaking mistakes and easily confusable words, with corrections.
- Dan Kurland's Criticalreading.com: Explains the fundamentals of critical reading and writing. Offers a way to recognize what a text "says," what a text "does," and what a text "means" by analyzing choices of content, language, and structure.
- Deadwood Phrases: Prune the deadwood phrases from your writing. Site lists the worst from A to Z.
- Dr. NAD's Prig Page.: Tests of usage, built interactively.
- E-dition: Dictionary of Concise Writing: A look at word usage in popular culture. The Dictionary of Concision is a complete manual of several thousand wordy phrases.
- Einfoweb: Punctuation and Grammar: Help on punctuation and another page on grammar.
- Exploring English: An online tutorial for the parts of speech with style notes for the English Language.
- Findaphrase.com: Free phrase database to help journalists, copywriters and content editors search common phrases.
- Focusing on Words: Subscription-based site for vocabulary development, showcasing the Latin and Greek roots of English words.
- Frequently Asked Questions about English: Answers to common questions about usage, style, grammar and punctuation.
- Garbl's Editorial Style Manual: Provides advice on abbreviations, capitalization, grammar, numbers, plurals, possessives, punctuation, spelling and word usage.
- Glossarist.com: A searchable directory of thousands of glossaries and topical dictionaries containing terms and definitions on hundreds of subjects.
- Good Grammar, Good Style: Articles and answers to frequently asked questions about grammar, mechanics, and style. Links and bibliography.
- Grammar Slammer: This help file indexes style and usage, capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, letter writing, common mistakes and a grammar glossary.
- Guide to Grammar and Style: The information ranges from copy editing to elements of style to discussions. Practical information about the writing craft.
- Guide to Grammar and Writing: Digital handouts on grammar and English usage. From subject-verb agreement and use of articles to exercises in parallel structures and argumentative essays. You can submit questions about grammar and writing.
- Guides for Better Science Writing: Bibliography of style manuals for scientific research, writing, and presentation. Guides for biology, medicine, chemistry, engineering, geology, and mathematics.
- How to Write an Explication: Step-by-step directions to writing an explication. Good and bad examples provided.
- KCI: Reader Based Writing Style Guide: Designed to help you bulletproof your writing. Extensive, alphabetical index of points of style.
- Language Wrangler: Provocative essays on word usage, writing ideas and style.
- Linguistic Phenomena/Devices: A list of lesser-known features in English writing. Hendiadys, holonyms, and hypernyms.
- Logophilia: The word lover's web site by Paul McFedries.
- Macedon's Taberna: The Craft of Writing: Only 10% of writing is talent (maybe less), another 30% is having something interesting to say. The rest is being able to say it well. Talent and content amount to little without skill, and skill is what we learn.
- Modern Language Association: The Modern Language Association is the official guide to non-fiction writing. The site includes a guide to MLA style.
- NLRB Style Manual: A guide for legal writing in plain English.
- NoodleBib - The MLA Bibliography Composer: A free tool to create, edit, and save your MLA-style bibliography online, then publish it to a Web page, email it, or save it as RTF and open it in Microsoft Word.
- Online Classes in Rhetoric, University of Minnesota: The University of Minnesota offers a number of Internet correspondence courses in rhetoric. Sign up here.
- Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: Help in discovering, organizing, revising, and editing informal, thesis, argumentative, and exploratory essays.
- Phrases Thesaurus: A generator of headlines and copy for journalists. Enter a word and the database is searched to provide a list of phrases related to that word.
- Plain English Campaign: An independent `group` fighting for plain English in public communication. We oppose gobbledygook, jargon and legalese.
- Plain Language Action Network: Promoting clearer communication between the public and government. This site has resources for writers to attain that goal.
- Pseudo Dictionary: The dictionary for words that wouldn't make it into dictionaries.
- Rhetorical Figures: From alliteration to zeugma, and everything in between, all the figures of speech are here.
- SecretariesUSA.com: Reference for the home and corporate office, including capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, forms of address, abbreviations, letter styles, and business forms.
- SoYouWanna Avoid Common Writing Errors: We compiled a list of the most common writing errors people tend to make. This is not a primer on grammar or essay-writing. This is a checklist of things which you might well do and which you must stop doing.
- Suite 101: Communications Skills: Archive of articles covering writing and speaking skills, with emphasis on clear communication, basic design, communicating with international and multicultural audiences.
- Suite101: English Grammar and Style: Archive of articles about English grammar and style.
- That's Right Words: Articles about grammar information and hints. New Zealand site. Errs on the side of "correctness," not that of modern usage.
- The Book of Cliches: A compilation of common phrases, euphemisms, and rationales for times of trouble. Organized by occasion.
- The Cool Word of the Day Page: From York University in Toronto, Canada.
- The Economist's Style Guide: Entertaining and instructive in-house guide to writing and usage.
- The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing: Popular, award-winning online writing guide. Authoritative help with research, style, structure, major citation styles, mechanics, and revision.
- The Philosophy of Punctuation: Paul Robinson's classic essay on periods, commas, semicolons, dashes.
- The Sports Cliche List: A large, searchable collection of sports cliches, lingo, and jargon.
- The Tongue Untied: Grammar, punctuation and style for journalists.
- The Wonderful Writing Skills Unhandbook: An interactive site that uses the writing process to teach writing skills.
- The Word Centre: Consulting firm dedicated to training businesses to use plain English. Free newsletter and professional editing services.
- Top20Composition.com: Online directory for grammar, spelling, punctuation, research, creative writing, and proofreading resources.
- Verbage: If you are looking for just the right word, you may find it here. If not, you can suggest your own.
- Verbivore: Richard Lederer's page, with contact information and a handful of his language-loving articles.
- What is Good Hypertext Writing?: There is more to writing than putting words next to each other, and there is more to writing hypertext than throwing together a bunch of links. By Julia Degener.
- Wired Style: Notes on the emerging language of technology. Reference and discussion tool. Last updated 1997.
- Word Fugitives: An interactive column by The Atlantic's Barbara Wallraff. Discovers needs in our language and recommends new words to fill them.
- Word Lab: A message board where you can request and brainstorm unique words, names, titles, coinages, puns, phrases, slogans and slang.
- Word Quests: Word lists that provide thematic units of English words derived from Latin and Greek sources.
- WordWizard: Portal for word lovers. Learn about word meanings, slang, quotations, insults, and famous authors. Wordwizard offers a round trip across the English language.
- Wordiness: A list of words and phrases to purge from your writing.
- Words, Words, and More Words: Discussions and articles concerning words.
- World Wide Words: Explores the history, evolution byways, quirks, and curiosities of the English language. New and recent words and phrases are often featured, as are books on aspects of English. A weekly newsletter is sent by e-mail and RSS.
- Writing For Multimedia: Style guide for multimedia.
- Yale Style Manual: For the design of Web pages and Web sites. Covers graphic and information design, page layout, Web graphics, site organization, navigation, and Web multimedia content.