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: (tips for punctuation, spelling, and grammar as well as for business writing) (a website by Bryan A. Garner, author of Garner’s Modern American Usage) (a website for lawyers and other writers) (interactive practice in British English) (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.