Editorial and proofreading resources
If you are preparing a report I give some useful advice in compiling and designing reports in my blog Tips for writers: Writing reports. The following are links to them.
PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR
Authors often find it useful to complete a style and spelling sheet for decisions made as they write in order to maintain consistency. It can also be sent to their copyeditor or proofreader when sending them their work in order to save time. Please see a sample copy for academic titles below for viewing or downloading. It can be adapted and expanded to suit your specific needs. Please also see my blog on house style with a link below.
LINKS TO SOME OF MY PAST BLOGS WITH TIPS FOR WRITERS
Apostrophes – the decline of
Plurals of nouns – some exceptional cases
Revising text – watchpoints
Spelling – ise or ize?
Student proofreading – essays
Tips on how not to write a novel – Fay Weldon on some of the major pitfalls
USEFUL LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Their website says:
“The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is the premier membership association for self-publishing authors. A non-profit, ALLi provides trusted advice and education, supportive guidance, and a wide range of benefits and resources, within a friendly and accessible community of successful indie authors and advisors.”
“The Society of Indexers promotes indexing, the quality of indexes and the profession of indexing. Founded in 1957, it is the only autonomous professional body for indexers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and membership is open to any person who is or intends to be directly involved in indexing.”
Some of the resources are free to use and download from the design program:
It can be used for designing logos, presentations, letters, social media, and for many other applications.
A free-to-use collection of photos for your documents, websites, and computer wallpapers is available at: