Are you a writer or student looking for good writing resources and you just can’t seem to cut through the clutter and find the best ones? We’re here to help. Below is a selection of our favorite websites we’ve found over the years and a description of why we love them. Have a suggestion for us? Please send it to us via the contact page.
Writers’ Blogs & Resources
American Medical Writers Association — continuing education programs. Self-study programs available.
Heartland Writers Guild – Sponsor of the biennial Heartland Writers Conference and “Great Beginnings” Writing Competition, HWG is a not-for-profit multi-genre organization devoted to giving its members tools to successfully market their writing.
mediabistro.com – Offers courses, both online and classroom, for editors, writers, television producers, graphic designers, book publishers, people in production, and circulation departments—in industries including magazines, television, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, public relations, and graphic design.
Writer’s Digest – WritersDigest.com is the one-stop shop for information, resources and writing community. Writers can connect with other writers on our forum, visit our blogs and sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter. They’ll will also find weekly writing prompts, contests and competitions, conference listings, and online exclusive articles.
Writers Write is a South Africa based company that offers writing courses. We love them because they have one of the best writing blogs out there and a vibrant, funny facebook community.
Editing & Editor Resources
American Copy Editors Society – Focus on journalism. Membership, conference and contest information, as well as training, job and internship listings, discussion group and advice.
Editorial Freelancers Association – A national nonprofit professional organization of self-employed workers in the publishing and communications industries. Members include editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, and translators.
Slot [The]: A Spot for Copy Editors – Overview of newspaper copy editing and
style points from a Washington Post copy editor.
University of California Berkeley — Common mistakes in student papers.
Yahoo Groups: Copy Desk Cafe – Discussion group for those working in print
Yahoo Groups: Copy Editors – Discussion group for copy editors in