Everyone gets tripped up, even editors! That's why Merriam Webster and The Chicago Manual of Style exist in paper and online in my home.
I created this short list for my readers because we all know that Google is our friend, but sometimes it’s nice to have a curated list handed over to you.
These are my favorite, most trusted, and visited sites when it comes to writing and editing.
They are all a wealth of knowledge!
Merriam Webster https://www.merriam-webster.com/
This is my favorite and most trusted dictionary and the industry standard. Sign up for the oh so popular Word of the Day.
Chicago Manual of Style https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html
This is the top resource for editorial professionals and students. All of the rules for book editing are located here. I have the massive hard copy AND the paid online subscription. Totally worth it to have both. Check out their free Q&A section. It's chock full of answers.
Grammar Girl https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl
Quick & Dirty Tips covers anything and everything related to punctuation and grammar. She presents it in a way that is easy to understand. She also has a podcast that is phenomenal!
The Write Life https://thewritelife.com/
I love this site for it's blog. High quality, informative content. When I was first starting out I discovered this post on pricing to help figure out what the going rate for editing was. There are tons of great articles to get lost in.
I hope you'll explore and find some of these sites helpful!