Pages on Specific Topics:
Dictionaries and Lexicography:
- Photoshop Tutorials - Free Fonts - Free Photoshop tutorials, free fonts, QuarkXPress, Desktop Publishing and many other graphics tutorials are offered at Mike’s Sketchpad.
- Dreamweaver Training London - Dreamweaver courses London or on-site training anywhere in the UK. Three Dreamweaver course levels: Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced. Learn to use Dreamweaver in your office or ours.
- Mark Israel’s FAQ for alt.usage.english
- World Wide Words (Michael Quinion) — An extensive site “devoted to the English language - its history, quirks, curiosities and evolution.” Always interesting.
- English Usage, Style, & Composition — A collection of reference works at Bartleby.com, including American Heritage, Strunk & White, Fowler’s King’s English, and other indispensable public-domain works. Worth a bookmark.
- Grammar Resources on the Web — the University of Chicago Writing Program provides annotated links to useful Web sites on grammar and style. Eminently sensible.
- EnglishForums.com — Discussion groups on English grammar, usage, and style.
Writing various genres:
- WordNet: A Lexical Database for English (Princeton) — “An on-line lexical reference system whose design is inspired by current psycholinguistic theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept. Different relations link the synonym sets.”
- LOGOS Dictionary
- Children’s Literature:
- Technical Writing:
- Technical Writing (Ronald B. Standler) — A well written collection of useful tips for technical writers. Bear in mind, though, that some guidelines apply only to technical writing.
General Essays on Style:
- Writing World #0151; A free, biweekly newsletter for writers, by the editor of the now defunct Inklings.
Writing Programs and Centers:
WriteBusiness.com — Mostly a commercial site, but includes a good collection of free resources, including tips on copyright, MS preparation, and the writing business.
Inkspot: Resources for Writers
American Society of Journalists and Authors
The Reporters Network
Writing Assessment Services
Fiction Writer’s Connection
Writers Write: Internet Writing Journal
Garbl’s Writing Resources On Line — Extensive and annotated collection of links to writing resources on the Web.
PEN Oakland Resource for Writers
Common Errors in English (Paul Brians, Washington State Univ.)
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Robin’s Nest Writer’s Help
Garbl’s Editorial Style Manual — A useful collection of tips on grammar, spelling, usage, and mechanics.
The Vocabula Review — An electronic journal on usage. Tends to be conservative, but not mindlessly so; still, perhaps too splenetic for many. A regular feature, “Grumbling about Grammar,” suggests the tone a little too well.
SUNY Geneseo Online Writing Guide (Paul Schacht and Celia Easton) — A useful collection of advice.
George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing (Michael Harvey) — A helpful guide to writing papers, with advice on thesis construction, use of evidence, style, and mechanics.
CompPile (Rich Haswell) — “An ongoing inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, ESL, and technical writing.” A large and impressive bibliography of sources.
Everyone Who’s Anyone in Trade Publishing — A searchable guide to agents, editors, and publishers in the US, UK and Canada.
Plagiarism (Sharon Stoerger) — A huge collection of information on plagiarism, copyrights, intellectual freedom, term paper mills, and so on. Nearly comprehensive.
- RhetNet: A Dialogic Publishing (Ad)venture (Missouri) — “RhetNet is a concerted effort to see what publishing on the net might be in its ‘natural’ form. Without leaving our print heritage behind entirely, we want to adapt to the net rather than only adapting net publishing to print-based convention.”