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http://www.junketstudies.com/rulesofw/
11 Rules of Writing Open in a new browser window
   Concise guide to some of the most frequently violated rules of writing, punctuation, and grammar.
   http://www.junketstudies.com/rulesofw/
http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html
A.Word.ADay Open in a new browser window
   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.
   http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html
http://www.askoxford.com/
AskOxford.com Open in a new browser window
   For questions on English grammar, spelling, and usage. Search a dictionary of words, names or quotations.
   http://www.askoxford.com/
http://www.bartleby.com/141/
Bartleby.com: Strunk's Element of Style (1918) Open in a new browser window
   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.
   http://www.bartleby.com/141/
http://www.bartleby.com/68/
Bartleby.com: The Columbia Guide to Standard American English Open in a new browser window
   Kenneth G. Wilson's handbook includes descriptive and prescriptive examples with hyperlinked cross-references.
   http://www.bartleby.com/68/
http://www.braintique.com/barticles/writing/what/TOC.shtml
Braintique: The Natural Way to Write Open in a new browser window
   A process and system for helping people become better writers. The site includes exercises, examples, and information about descriptive writing and metaphors.
   http://www.braintique.com/barticles/writing/what/TOC.shtml
http://cbc.ca/news/indepth/words/
CBC News: Words, Woe & Wonder Open in a new browser window
   An in-depth look at the words we use from CBC News.
   http://cbc.ca/news/indepth/words/
http://www.westegg.com/cliche/
Cliche Finder Open in a new browser window
   Special tool word-searches 3,300 cliches.
   http://www.westegg.com/cliche/
http://www.clichesite.com/index.asp
Cliche Site Open in a new browser window
   Clichés, sayings or phrases listed with definitions and explanations. Clichés are organized by subject and alphabetically and you can use the search function.
   http://www.clichesite.com/index.asp
http://www.cambiaresearch.com/clicheweb/
Cliche Web Open in a new browser window
   Thousands of cliches. Fully searchable and interactive. Formerly Steve's Cliche List. Since 1995.
   http://www.cambiaresearch.com/clicheweb/
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/
Common Errors in English Open in a new browser window
   Catalogue of writing or speaking mistakes and easily confusable words, with corrections.
   http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/
http://www.correctpunctuation.co.uk
Correct Punctuation Open in a new browser window
   A brief guide to correct English punctuation.
   http://www.correctpunctuation.co.uk
http://www.crazycolour.com/os/hb05.shtml
Crazy Colour Writing Skills Handbook Open in a new browser window
   Includes useful tips to help your spelling including homophones, words often misspelled, a dictionary search, an introduction to fingerspelling. Grammar, spelling and writing style guide.
   http://www.crazycolour.com/os/hb05.shtml
http://www.e-dition.net/dictionary.html
E-dition: Dictionary of Concise Writing Open in a new browser window
   A look at word usage in popular culture. The Dictionary of Concision is a complete manual of several thousand wordy phrases.
   http://www.e-dition.net/dictionary.html
http://www.einfoweb.com/punctuation/
Einfoweb: Punctuation and Grammar Open in a new browser window
   Help on punctuation and another page on grammar.
   http://www.einfoweb.com/punctuation/
http://www.e-writing.info
Ewriting Open in a new browser window
   Easy to learn electronic writing style that will speed up email and online chatroom discussions.
   http://www.e-writing.info
http://www.shared-visions.com/explore/english/
Exploring English Open in a new browser window
   An online tutorial for the parts of speech with style notes for the English Language.
   http://www.shared-visions.com/explore/english/
http://www.findaphrase.com/
Findaphrase.com Open in a new browser window
   Free phrase database to help journalists, copywriters and content editors search common phrases.
   http://www.findaphrase.com/
http://www.wordfocus.com/
Focusing on Words Open in a new browser window
   Subscription-based site for vocabulary development, showcasing the Latin and Greek roots of English words.
   http://www.wordfocus.com/
http://www.alexcommunications.com/faq.htm
Frequently Asked Questions about English Open in a new browser window
   Answers to common questions about usage, style, grammar and punctuation.
   http://www.alexcommunications.com/faq.htm
http://garbl.home.comcast.net/stylemanual/
Garbl's Editorial Style Manual Open in a new browser window
   Provides advice on abbreviations, capitalization, grammar, numbers, plurals, possessives, punctuation, spelling and word usage.
   http://garbl.home.comcast.net/stylemanual/
http://www.glossarist.com/
Glossarist.com Open in a new browser window
   A searchable directory of thousands of glossaries and topical dictionaries containing terms and definitions on hundreds of subjects.
   http://www.glossarist.com/
http://www.protrainco.com/info/grammar.htm
Good Grammar, Good Style Open in a new browser window
   Articles and answers to frequently asked questions about grammar, mechanics, and style. Links and bibliography.
   http://www.protrainco.com/info/grammar.htm
http://englishplus.com/grammar/index.htm
Grammar Slammer Open in a new browser window
   This help file indexes style and usage, capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, letter writing, common mistakes and a grammar glossary.
   http://englishplus.com/grammar/index.htm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide
Guardian Unlimited - Style Guide Open in a new browser window
   The British newspaper's guide to word usage, grammar and punctuation, edited by David Marsh and Nikki Marshall. Includes 1928 edition in pdf format.
   http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/
Guide to Grammar and Style Open in a new browser window
   The information ranges from copy editing to elements of style to discussions. Practical information about the writing craft.
   http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Guide to Grammar and Writing Open in a new browser window
   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.
   http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
http://www.indiana.edu/~cheminfo/14-05.html
Guides for Better Science Writing Open in a new browser window
   Bibliography of style manuals for scientific research, writing, and presentation. Guides for biology, medicine, chemistry, engineering, geology, and mathematics.
   http://www.indiana.edu/~cheminfo/14-05.html
http://www.illiteratebusinesses.ca
Illiterate Businesses Open in a new browser window
   An unabashed rant blog featuring English-language business signs with grammatical, spelling and/or punctuation errors. Includes a free sign editing offer.
   http://www.illiteratebusinesses.ca
http://www.emcf.org/pub/jargon/words/index.htm
Jargon Finder Open in a new browser window
   The use and abuse of jargon. From The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
   http://www.emcf.org/pub/jargon/words/index.htm
http://justlanguage.blogspot.com/
Just Language Open in a new browser window
   A casual and contemporary look at how we humans communicate with each other both at home and abroad.
   http://justlanguage.blogspot.com/
http://www.languagewrangler.com/
Language Wrangler Open in a new browser window
   Provocative essays on word usage, writing ideas and style.
   http://www.languagewrangler.com/
http://lingofactory.tribe.net/
Lingo Factory Open in a new browser window
   A cooperative effort to coin useable terms and then trick people into using them regularly as though they are real words.
   http://lingofactory.tribe.net/
http://www.csi.uottawa.ca/~kbarker/ling-devices.html
Linguistic Phenomena/Devices Open in a new browser window
   A list of lesser-known features in English writing. Hendiadys, holonyms, and hypernyms.
   http://www.csi.uottawa.ca/~kbarker/ling-devices.html
http://www.lousywriter.com/
LousyWriter.com Open in a new browser window
   A free online resource to improve your writing skills. Learn how to write, how to use words, how to write sentences, and how to communicate effectively.
   http://www.lousywriter.com/
http://www.mla.org
Modern Language Association Open in a new browser window
   The Modern Language Association is the official guide to non-fiction writing. The site includes a guide to MLA style.
   http://www.mla.org
http://www.noodletools.com/noodlebib/
NoodleBib - The MLA Bibliography Composer Open in a new browser window
   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.
   http://www.noodletools.com/noodlebib/
http://www.rhetoric.umn.edu/
Online Classes in Rhetoric, University of Minnesota Open in a new browser window
   The University of Minnesota offers a number of Internet correspondence courses in rhetoric. Sign up here.
   http://www.rhetoric.umn.edu/
http://www.powa.org/
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant Open in a new browser window
   Help in discovering, organizing, revising, and editing informal, thesis, argumentative, and exploratory essays.
   http://www.powa.org/
http://www.phrasefinder.co.uk
Phrases Thesaurus Open in a new browser window
   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.
   http://www.phrasefinder.co.uk
http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/
Plain English Campaign Open in a new browser window
   An independent group fighting for plain English in public communication. We oppose gobbledygook, jargon and legalese.
   http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/
http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/training_skills/publications_resources/plain_english_at_work/
Plain English at Work Open in a new browser window
   Online guide to using plain English and changing the corporate style. Produced for Australia's Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs and the Australian National Training Authority.
   http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/training_skills/publications_resources/plain_english_at_work/
http://www.plainlanguage.gov/
Plain Language Action Network Open in a new browser window
   Promoting clearer communication between the public and government. This site has resources for writers to attain that goal.
   http://www.plainlanguage.gov/
http://www.gopdg.com/plainlanguage/
Plain Language Center Open in a new browser window
   Articles and information on writing and evaluating plain and target-appropriate language for business publications and websites.
   http://www.gopdg.com/plainlanguage/
http://www.pseudodictionary.com/index.php
Pseudo Dictionary Open in a new browser window
   The dictionary for words that wouldn't make it into dictionaries.
   http://www.pseudodictionary.com/index.php
http://www.rms.hung-sun.com/
Ralph's Manual of Style Open in a new browser window
   A guide to style, grammar, usage, and more by a guy named Ralph.
   http://www.rms.hung-sun.com/
http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/rhetoric.html
Rhetorical Figures Open in a new browser window
   From alliteration to zeugma, and everything in between, all the figures of speech are here.
   http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/rhetoric.html
http://literature.sdsu.edu/lanzbom/
SDSU Writing Rescource Crib Open in a new browser window
   Offering tips and lively description on grammar, English, and writing.
   http://literature.sdsu.edu/lanzbom/
http://secretariesusa.com/
SecretariesUSA.com Open in a new browser window
   Reference for the home and corporate office, including capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, forms of address, abbreviations, letter styles, and business forms.
   http://secretariesusa.com/
http://www.slangcity.com
Slang City Open in a new browser window
   Writing about American slang.
   http://www.slangcity.com
http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/wrerrors/wrerrors.html
SoYouWanna Avoid Common Writing Errors Open in a new browser window
   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.
   http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/wrerrors/wrerrors.html
http://www.spellorg.com/
Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature Open in a new browser window
   Bimonthly publication, SPELL/Binder, contains articles on grammar, usage, word origins, and other subjects of interest to language lovers.
   http://www.spellorg.com/
http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/communications_skills
Suite 101: Workplace Communications Open in a new browser window
   Archive of articles covering writing and speaking skills, with emphasis on clear communication, basic design, communicating with international and multicultural audiences.
   http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/communications_skills
http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/english_grammar_style
Suite101: English Grammar Open in a new browser window
   Archive of articles about English grammar and style.
   http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/english_grammar_style
http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/words
Suite101: Word Play Open in a new browser window
   Archived discussions and articles concerning words.
   http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/words
http://www.13d.org/esofword/
The Archive of Endangered, Special, or Fun Words Open in a new browser window
   Writing about and classifying words and language.
   http://www.13d.org/esofword/
http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/sybev/cliche/
The Book of Cliches Open in a new browser window
   A compilation of common phrases, euphemisms, and rationales for times of trouble. Organized by occasion.
   http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/sybev/cliche/
http://www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/
The Economist Style Guide Open in a new browser window
   Guide based on the style book given to all journalists at The Economist.
   http://www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/
http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing Open in a new browser window
   Popular, award-winning online writing guide. Authoritative help with research, style, structure, major citation styles, mechanics, and revision.
   http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/721833.html
The Philosophy of Punctuation Open in a new browser window
   Paul Robinson's classic essay on periods, commas, semicolons, dashes.
   http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/721833.html
http://www.sportscliche.com
The Sports Cliche List Open in a new browser window
   A large, searchable collection of sports cliches, lingo, and jargon.
   http://www.sportscliche.com
http://grammar.uoregon.edu/
The Tongue Untied Open in a new browser window
   Grammar, punctuation and style for journalists.
   http://grammar.uoregon.edu/
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/online/index.html
The Visual Thesaurus Open in a new browser window
   An exploration of sense relationships within the English language. By clicking on words, you follow a thread of meaning, creating a spatial map of linguistic associations.
   http://www.visualthesaurus.com/online/index.html
http://www.englishgrammartutor.com/Grammar%20Book.htm
The Well Bred Sentence Open in a new browser window
   This book offers an intensive course in sentence construction and punctuation.
   http://www.englishgrammartutor.com/Grammar%20Book.htm
http://www.wonderfulwritingskillsunhandbook.com/
The Wonderful Writing Skills Unhandbook Open in a new browser window
   An interactive site that uses the writing process to teach writing skills.
   http://www.wonderfulwritingskillsunhandbook.com/
http://www.wordcentre.co.uk
The Word Centre Open in a new browser window
   Consulting firm dedicated to training businesses to use plain English. Free newsletter and professional editing services.
   http://www.wordcentre.co.uk
http://www.word-detective.com/
The Word Detective Open in a new browser window
   The online version of the newspaper column answering readers' questions about words and language. A very extensive column and word archive. Written by Evan Morris.
   http://www.word-detective.com/
http://thewordnerds.libsyn.com/
The Word Nerds Open in a new browser window
   A weekly podcast about words, language, and why we say the things we do.
   http://thewordnerds.libsyn.com/
http://www.theretheir.com/
ThereTheir.com Open in a new browser window
   A guide to avoiding some of the most common spelling and grammar errors encountered in online communication, such as chat, texting, message boards, online games, and email.
   http://www.theretheir.com/
http://www.top20composition.com
Top20Composition.com Open in a new browser window
   Online directory for grammar, spelling, punctuation, research, creative writing, and proofreading resources.
   http://www.top20composition.com
http://linguistica.tribe.net/
Tribe: Linguistics Open in a new browser window
   Group for discussions of words and language.
   http://linguistica.tribe.net/
http://wordfreaks.tribe.net/
Tribe: Word Freaks Open in a new browser window
   Group for people who love discussing words and writing style.
   http://wordfreaks.tribe.net/
http://powerwords.tribe.net/
Tribe: Words of Power Open in a new browser window
   For people who love words, use them, feel them in their mouths as flavorful bursts of energy. This is the tribe for fun with words and receptive learning.
   http://powerwords.tribe.net/
http://www.urbandictionary.com/
Urban Dictionary Open in a new browser window
   A veritable cornucopia of streetwise lingo, posted and defined by its readers.
   http://www.urbandictionary.com/
http://www.oceansiderevolution.com/verbage
Verbage Open in a new browser window
   If you are looking for just the right word, you may find it here. If not, you can suggest your own.
   http://www.oceansiderevolution.com/verbage
http://www.verbivore.com/
Verbivore Open in a new browser window
   Richard Lederer's page, with contact information and a handful of his language-loving articles.
   http://www.verbivore.com/
http://webtypography.net/
Web Typography Open in a new browser window
   The elements of typographic style applied to the web.
   http://webtypography.net/
http://www.wordfiles.info
Word Files of Confusing English Words Open in a new browser window
   A presentation of English words that are often confusing with definitions and context examples.
   http://www.wordfiles.info
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/fugitives/index.htm
Word Fugitives Open in a new browser window
   An interactive column by The Atlantic's Barbara Wallraff. Discovers needs in our language and recommends new words to fill them.
   http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/fugitives/index.htm
http://www.wordinfo.info
Word Info Open in a new browser window
   An English vocabulary dictionary with free searches of words from Latin and Greek sources.
   http://www.wordinfo.info
http://www.wordlab.com/
Word Lab Open in a new browser window
   A message board where you can request and brainstorm unique words, names, titles, coinages, puns, phrases, slogans and slang.
   http://www.wordlab.com/
http://www.wordnews.info
Word News Open in a new browser window
   Efforts have been made to provide some of the best thoughts, ancient and modern, that are particularly appealing for our time and to promote a greater appreciation for the English language.
   http://www.wordnews.info
http://www.wordquests.info
Word Quests Open in a new browser window
   Word lists that provide thematic units of English words derived from Latin and Greek sources.
   http://www.wordquests.info
http://www.lanzbom.org
Word Rogues Open in a new browser window
   Tips on writing, English, and grammar. This site also contains active community college English syllabii and links to other writing, grammar sites.
   http://www.lanzbom.org
http://www.wordspy.com/
Word Spy Open in a new browser window
   The word lover's web site by Paul McFedries.
   http://www.wordspy.com/
http://www.wordwizard.com/
WordWizard Open in a new browser window
   Portal for word lovers. Learn about word meanings, slang, quotations, insults, and famous authors. Wordwizard offers a round trip across the English language.
   http://www.wordwizard.com/
http://www.emse.fr/~yukna/kahula/wordelizer/wordelizer.html
Wordelizer Open in a new browser window
   Delve deeply into a word or subject. Quick search of several word and language related sites.
   http://www.emse.fr/~yukna/kahula/wordelizer/wordelizer.html
http://web.uvic.ca/~gkblank/wordiness.html
Wordiness Open in a new browser window
   A list of words and phrases to purge from your writing.
   http://web.uvic.ca/~gkblank/wordiness.html
http://www.worldwidewords.org/
World Wide Words Open in a new browser window
   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.
   http://www.worldwidewords.org/
http://www.writersdreamtools.com/
Writer's Dreamtools Open in a new browser window
   A series of useful tools to enhance writers' and students' creativity, spark ideas and fight writer's block.
   http://www.writersdreamtools.com/
http://home.earthlink.net/~atomic_rom/contents.htm
Writing For Multimedia Open in a new browser window
   Michael Butzgy's style guide for multimedia.
   http://home.earthlink.net/~atomic_rom/contents.htm
http://204.244.141.13/writ_den/
WritingDEN Open in a new browser window
   Interactive site created to help students improve English reading, writing and listening skills.
   http://204.244.141.13/writ_den/
http://www.webstyleguide.com/
Yale Style Manual Open in a new browser window
   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.
   http://www.webstyleguide.com/

Last Updated: 2007-10-23 07:18:25