Editors' Association of Canada

Grammar, style and usage

Citing Internet sources

Beyond the MLA Handbook (Harnack/Kleppinger)
"Beyond the MLA Handbook: Documenting Electronic Sources on the Internet," written by Andrew Harnack and Gene Kleppinger of Eastern Kentucky University, goes beyond the limited recommendations in The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (1995) and suggests additions and emendations to Janice Walker's "MLA-Style Citations for Electronic Sources" (see below).
A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities
Suggestions for citations of Internet sources in history and the humanities, derived from the essential principles of academic citation in Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 5th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987). The author, Melvin E. Page of the History Department East Tennessee State University, has also drawn upon suggestions from some of the works listed in his bibliography.
Citation Guides for Electronic Documents
List of guides, maintained by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.
Citation Style Guides for Internet and Electronic Sources
This University of Alberta site brings together various information sources on the citation of Internet and electronic references, including printed guides and Internet sites.
Comment citer un document électronique?
Laval University's guide to bibliographic citation of Internet sources (in French).
ISO 690-2, Bibliographic References to Electronic Documents
Excerpts from the International Standards Organization's recommended standard for a uniform system of citing electronic documents: ISO 690-2, Information and documentation - Bibliographic references - Part 2: Electronic documents or parts thereof.
MLA-Style Citations for Electronic Sources
Written by Janice R. Walker, Department of English, University of South Florida, and endorsed by the Alliance for Computers and Writing.
Web Extension to American Psychological Association Style
This document is a proposed standard for referencing online documents in scientific publications.
 

Copy editing

Copy Editor
Copy Editor is an award-winning newsletter published in New York City. It is written primarily, though not exclusively, for copy editors of magazines, newspapers, books, and newsletters.
Copyediting-L Style FAQ
A "distillation of informed opinion on a number of editing questions" from subscribers to the Copyediting-L mailing list.
Copy Editing Research/Resource Files
Articles published by the Poynter Institute (a Florida school for journalists), including "In Search of the Perfect Copy Editor: 10 Copy Editor Traits That Guarantee You Success" and "The Seven Deadly Copy Editing Sins."
Editors Only
The Editors Only website is a resource for those interested in magazine editing, copy editing, and editorial management. It features a trade secrets file with advice from top editors nationwide, an editorial Q&A column, classified ads for editors, a survey report on editors' interests, and an archive listing from the Editors Only newsletter.
Magazine Copy Editing (Mindy McAdams)
Syllabus for a course in magazine copy editing, developed for New York University's Management Institute by Mindy McAdams. Includes an annotated (U.S.-oriented) bibliography of reference books for copy editors and an interactive spelling test.
The Slot: A Spot for Copy Editors
Created by copy editor Bill Walsh, The Slot includes The Curmudgeon's Stylebook ("an opinionated and thorough guide to the many things that can go wrong in print"), Sharp Points (various rants about all-too-common writing problems), and the brief essay "What Exactly Is a Copy Editor?"
 

Grammar guides

alt.usage.english FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions from the alt.english.usage newsgroup, compiled by Mark Israel.
Article Usage
Written by by John R. Kohl, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Writing Center, this overview was created primarily for speakers of English as a second language.
Good Grammar, Good StyleTM
 
Grammar and Style Notes (Jack Lynch)
These notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage put together by Jack Lynch at the University of Pennsylvania.
Grammar Handbook
The Grammar Handbook, created by the Writers' Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage.
The King's English, 2nd Edition (1908), by H.W. Fowler
Complete text of the second edition of Fowler's guide to the English language.
Online English Grammar
An educational resource created by Anthony Hughes as part of the Digital Education Network, an online educational resource centre for the teaching of English as a first or second language. Also includes an English grammar clinic.
 

Style guides

The Editorial Eye
The Eye, published by EEI Communications, is a newsletter for writers, editors, designers, project managers, and communications specialists. The site contains a collection of sample articles, including the very useful Untangling the Web series by Keith Ivey.
The Elements of Style (1918), by William Strunk
Complete text of the original edition.
Grammar and Style - CUNY WriteSite
The WriteSite Grammar and Style page includes answers to some common grammatical questions, exercises to help you gain the knowledge to answer them yourself, and information about a program that can show you what kind of errors give you the most trouble.
Style Guide for Editors and Proofreaders of IDRC Books
The main purpose of the Style Guide for Editors and Proofreaders of IDRC Books is to ensure that material published by IDRC Books is presented in a coherent and consistent manner. Its secondary purpose is to serve as a reference tool for IDRC staff who wish to clarify questions of style in the English language and for other scholarly publishers and editing professionals around the world.
Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format
This document, which provides an overview of MLA style, is part of a collection of instructional materials used in the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
Vancouver Style
Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals.
A Way with Words
Guidelines and Appropriate Terminology for the Portrayal of Persons with Disabilities, published by Status of Disabled Persons Secretariat, Department of the Secretary of State, Canada.
World Wide Words
Articles on aspects of English, a series written by Michael Quinion.
Writing for the Web
Research (and related resources) on how users read on the Web and how authors should write their Web pages, based on studies by John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen.
Writing for the Web
Writing guidelines to help you double the usability of your Web site.