Online style guides
web-based guides to style and grammar
The Writer’s Workshop
Writing skills, grammar, teaching notes, bibliographic style, tips, and plenty more.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Very good grammar guide, plus other resources.
Purdue On-line Writing Lab
Purdue’s famous OWL, useful for general writing concerns
How to Cite Electronic Sources
Practical examples from Library of Congress.
The Elements of Style
William Strunk, Jr.’s original 1918 classic. The ‘bare bones’ approach to common problems.
On-Line Study Resources
Style, grammar, essay-writing, citations and footnotes, plagiarism and presentation from the University of New South Wales.
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.
alt.usage.english – Style FAQ
Mark Israel’s Frequently Asked Questions covers common English usage questions, word etymology, online and offline references, and more.
Judy Vorfeld’s excellent site covers some of the most common writing mistakes, including spelling, grammar and homonym errors.
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:
© Roy Johnson 2004
Writing skills links
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