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Essential References for Writers and Editors

The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers. The bible of book, magazine, and business editors. Get the 15th edition. The newest dictionary available (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and The American Heritage Dictionary are editors’ favorites.) William Strunk Jr.’s classic Elements of Style remains one of the best introductions to clear English usage. The Paradigm Online Writing Assistant is an online writing guide and handbook for both experienced and inexperienced writers. Includes activities to help inspire your writing.