Reference works

Reference works used in proofreading

UK publications

  • New Hart’s Rules
  • The Oxford Dictionary for Editors and Writers
  • The Oxford Dictionary of English (3rd edn)
  • The Chambers Dictionary (12th edn)
  • Collins English Dictionary
  • Butcher’s Copy-editing (4th edn) by Judith Butcher, Caroline Drake and Maureen Leach
  • Mind the Stop – A Brief Guide to Punctuation by GV Carey
  • New Oxford Style Manual
  • The New Oxford Spelling Dictionary (for word division)
  • New Fowler’s Modern English Usage ed. by RW Burchfield
I have experience in proofreading publications using US spelling and punctuation, as well as British English
I have experience in proofreading publications using US spelling and punctuation, as well as British English

US publications

  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
  • The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus

Specialist subject publications

  • Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrases and Fable
  • Brewer’s Politics
  • Cassell’s Dictionary of Modern American History
  • Chambers Biographical Dictionary
  • Chambers Dictionary of World History
  • Chambers Earth Sciences Dictionary
  • Economist Guide to Economic Indicators
  • Economist Numbers Guide
  • Oxford Companion to the Bible
  • Oxford Companion to Military History
  • Oxford Dictionary of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary of Business and Management
  • Oxford Dictionary of Economics
  • Oxford Dictionary of Finance and Banking
  • Oxford Dictionary of Law
  • Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
  • Oxford Dictionary of Twentieth-Century History
  • Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
  • Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
  • Companion to the Cosmos – Gribbin
  • Phillips Atlas of the Universe
  • Phillips Atlas of World History
  • The New York Public Library Science  Desk Reference