Business and Technical Writing Resources

Additional helpful information for business and technical writers can be found in such definitive resources as the following. For the most up-to-date edition, copy the title, click the Amazon link, and paste the title in Amazon’s search.Amazon logo

  • American Medical Association Manual of Style
  • The Associated Press Stylebook, available as book, online subscription, and iPhone app (updated yearly)
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, available as book and online subscription (updated frequently)
  • The Columbia Guide to Online Style, Second Edition, by Janice R.Walker and Todd Taylor, Columbia University Press (2006)
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. (available as book and free online)
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White (various editions)
  • Garner’s Modern American Usage, Third Edition, Oxford University Press
  • The Global English Style Guide by John R. Kohl
  • The Gregg Reference Manual (updated frequently)
  • New Oxford American Dictionary, Third Edition, Oxford University Press
  • Online and iPhone app dictionaries and thesauri (many are free)
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
  • The Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, Second Edition (2001)
  • The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style
  • Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition, edited by Princeton Language Institute
  • Scientific Style & Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (by the Council of Science Editors)
  • U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual
  • The Yahoo! Style Guide
  • 1001 Commonly Misspelled Words: What Your Spell Checker Won’t Tell You (2000)

There are hundreds of useful writing websites including the following: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/ (tips for punctuation, spelling, and grammar as well as for business writing)

http://www.lawprose.org/blog/ (a website by Bryan A. Garner, author of Garner’s Modern American Usage) http://raymondpward.typepad.com/newlegalwriter/ (a website for lawyers and other writers) https://elt.oup.com/student/practicegrammar/?cc=us&selLanguage=en (interactive practice in British English) http://www.merriam-webster.com/ (interactive spelling and vocabulary quizzes; online dictionary and thesaurus)   Before you create documents, presentations, and spreadsheets, review Microsoft Office’s article, “Creating Accessible Word Documents” and set up your Accessibility Checker.

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