Online style guides

web-based guides to style and grammar

Online style guides The Writer’s Workshop
Writing skills, grammar, teaching notes, bibliographic style, tips, and plenty more.
http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/

style guides Guide to Grammar and Writing
Very good grammar guide, plus other resources.
http://www.englishgrammar.org/

style guides Purdue On-line Writing Lab
Purdue’s famous OWL, useful for general writing concerns
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Online style guides How to Cite Electronic Sources
Practical examples from Library of Congress.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/start/cite/index.html

Online style guides The Elements of Style
William Strunk, Jr.’s original 1918 classic. The ‘bare bones’ approach to common problems.
http://www.bartleby.com/141/

Online style guides On-Line Study Resources
Style, grammar, essay-writing, citations and footnotes, plagiarism and presentation from the University of New South Wales.
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/olib.html

Online style guidesWIRED Style
Wired Magazine’s online version of their print publication Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age. A guide to writing and editing which looks at the problems thrown up by the new language of the digital age.
http://hotwired.lycos.com/hardwired/wiredstyle/

Online style guides alt.usage.english – Style FAQ
Mark Israel’s Frequently Asked Questions covers common English usage questions, word etymology, online and offline references, and more.
http://www.english-usage.com/faq.html

Online style guides WebGrammar
Judy Vorfeld’s excellent site covers some of the most common writing mistakes, including spelling, grammar and homonym errors.
http://www.webgrammar.com

Online style guides IEEE Computer Society Style Guide
Handy if you wish to submit papers going to their journals, or do any work using their style.
Download the style guide here (PDF)

Here are some other UK style journalism styleguides available online:

Online style guides The Guardian

Online style guides The Economist

Online style guides Reuters

Online style guides Associated Press

Online style guides The Telegraph

Online style guides Financial Times Lexicon

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Writing skills links

Red button Tutorials, guides, and books, on writing skills

Red button Writing skills – a bibliography

Red button Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook


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