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
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.
Writers-Network.Com – Publish your poetry for free. Right on.
Write and Publish Your Book – How to write a book; How to publish a book; and How to Market a book. Information, news and resources for authors and self-publishing.
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.
American Medical Writers Association — continuing education programs. Self-study programs available.
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.
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.
Copy Editor – Language newsletter, website and job search for copy editors.
Copyediting – The Copyediting newsletter was founded in 1990 by Mary Beth Protomastro, a copy editor working at McCall’s magazine. For over 20 years, Copyediting (formerly called Copy Editor) has provided an in-depth exploration of the usage and evolution of the English language — from style guide updates to new terms — and what they mean for the gatekeepers of the printed word.
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.
EServer TC Library: Editing – A collection of over 150 online resources
about editing, indexing and copy editing, annotated and rated by professional
How to Edit Your Own Writing – Detailed 11-point self-editing checklist.
National Fellowships for Copy Editors – Information on midcareer
fellowships, including lists of previous fellows and conference materials.
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