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Arts Writers Resources Style Guides 127 Style guides are used by writers to keep up with changes to the language. Also for improving their own use of the language (words, phrases and grammar) in their writing. Often newspapers put out a style guide for their writers and editors.

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A.Word.A Day The website for the mailing list A.Word.A.Day (AWAD), which sends a vocabulary word and its definition to the subscribers every day. Adjectives Starting A large collection of adjectives listed by their starting letter. APA Reference Style Detailed assistance on APA formatting including many examples and exercises. By David S. Baker and Lynn Henrichsen. APA Style American Psychological Association rules for formatting papers, in-text citations, and end references. Examples based on the sixth edition of the Publication Manual from the APA. The Archive of Endangered, Special, or Fun Words Writing about and classifying words and language. Bartleby.com: The Columbia Guide to Standard American English Kenneth G. Wilson's handbook includes descriptive and prescriptive examples with hyperlinked cross-references. The Book of Cliches A compilation of common phrases, euphemisms, and rationales for times of trouble. Organized by occasion. The Briticiser Will convert US English spelling to UK English. Alerts when it finds words which can be spelt two ways. CBC News: Words, Woe & Wonder An in-depth look at the words we use from CBC News. By Blair Shewchuk. Center for Plain Language A non profit organization promoting plain language and helping government agencies and businesses write clearly. The Chicago Manual of Style Online Provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Cliche and Word Journey List of 2000 English cliches with some statistical and literary notes on their use. By Dan Scorpio. Cliche Finder Special tool word-searches 3,300 cliches. Cliche Site Clichés, sayings or phrases listed with definitions and explanations. Clichés are organized by subject and alphabetically and you can use the search function. Cliche Web Thousands of cliches. Fully searchable and interactive. Formerly Steve's Cliche List. Since 1995. Dr. Abel Scribe PhD - Research Style Guides Free guides to APA, ASA, CBE, Chicago-Turabian, and MLA show how to document and format college research papers. Dr. NAD's Prig Page Tests of usage, built interactively. The Economist Style Guide Guide based on the style book given to all journalists at The Economist. English Speaking Free English speaking tips and daily lessons for beginners. Exploring English An online tutorial for the parts of speech with style notes for the English Language. Food for Translators To explore different translation-related techniques and resources, disseminate helpful information, and provide useful tips and insights to those who work with words. G. Kim Blank's Wordiness, Wordiness, Wordiness List A list of words and phrases to purge from your writing. Garbl's Editorial Style Manual Provides advice on abbreviations, capitalization, grammar, numbers, plurals, possessives, punctuation, spelling and word usage. Glossary of Rhetorical Terms From alliteration to zeugma, and everything in between, all the figures of speech are here. The Guardian - Style Guide Guide to word usage, grammar and punctuation for The Guardian and Observer. UK. Guides for Better Science Writing Bibliography of style manuals for scientific research, writing, and presentation. Guides for biology, medicine, chemistry, engineering, geology, and mathematics. Honor & Respect: Guide to Names, Titles, and Forms of Address Forms of formal address to use on correspondence directed to officials in government, armed services, clergy, diplomacy. Forms for current as well as former officials. How do you Spell A simple website offering the correct spellings of commonly misspelled words. How to Write an Explication Essay - eHow Step-by-step directions to writing an explication. Knol Dictionary An interactive dictionary to define every word and every situation by its authors. Lingo Factory A cooperative effort to coin useable terms and then trick people into using them regularly as though they are real words. Linguistic Phenomena/Devices A list of lesser-known features in English writing. Hendiadys, holonyms, and hypernyms. Literary Devices Literary terms and techniques. Lousy Writer A free online resource to improve your writing skills. Learn how to write, how to use words, how to write sentences, and how to communicate effectively. MLA Style Center Guidelines and examples for current MLA procedures. First page format, presenting quotations, and citing books, websites, and nonprint sources. Modern Language Association The MLA is the official guide to non-fiction writing. Includes a guide to MLA style. NLRB Style Manual A guide for legal writing in plain English. Online Classes in Rhetoric, University of Minnesota The University of Minnesota offers a number of Internet correspondence courses in rhetoric. Sign up here. Papercheck Style Guide From the editors of Papercheck, agreed upon standards in this style guide. Pataphysics, Pataphors and Pataphorology An extended metaphor that creates its own context. A science invented by P.A. Lopez and derived from the science of 'pataphysics as described by Alfred Jarry. The Philosophy of Punctuation Paul Robinson's classic essay on periods, commas, semicolons, dashes. Phrases Thesaurus A generator of headlines and copy for journalists. Enter a word and the database is searched to provide a list of phrases related to that word. Plain English Campaign An independent group fighting for plain English in public communication. We oppose gobbledygook, jargon and legalese. Plain Language Action Network Promoting clearer communication between the public and government. This site has resources for writers to attain that goal. Pseudo Dictionary The dictionary for words that wouldn't make it into dictionaries. The Punctuation Guide A brief guide to correct English punctuation. Purdue OWL The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and they provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. A Research Guide for Students Research, writing, and style guides by I. Lee. Seldom Used Words Listed by most recently added words in the database. Simile Stack Collection of searchable similes. Useful for writers, editors, bloggers, and anyone looking to add some depth to their writing. Slang City Writing about American slang. Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature Contains articles on grammar, usage, word origins, and other subjects of interest to language lovers. Speaking Writing Articles on speaking and writing, spelling quiz questions, grammar questions and writing and speaking rules. The Sports Cliche List A large, searchable collection of sports cliches, lingo, and jargon. The Tongue Untied Grammar, punctuation and style for journalists. Urban Dictionary A veritable cornucopia of streetwise lingo, posted and defined by its readers. US City Name Misspellings A comprehensive list of the most common misspellings for US cities. Using the Right Words A site by Lee Barnathan that informs which word is the proper choice in any given situation. Verbivore Richard Lederer's page, with contact information and a handful of his language-loving articles. The Visual Thesaurus An exploration of sense relationships within the English language. By clicking on words, you follow a thread of meaning, creating a spatial map of linguistic associations. Web Style Guide A manual covering graphic and information design, page layout, graphics, site navigation, and multimedia content. By Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton. Web Typography The elements of typographic style applied to the web. The Well Bred Sentence Online book offering an intensive course in sentence construction and punctuation. The Word Centre Consulting firm dedicated to training businesses to use plain English. Free newsletter and professional editing services. The Word Detective The online version of the newspaper column answering readers' questions about words and language. An extensive column and word archive. Written by Evan Morris. Word Focus Words, literature and a word of the day. Word Fugitives An interactive column by The Atlantic's Barbara Wallraff. Discovers needs in our language and recommends new words to fill them. Word Lab A message board where you can request and brainstorm words, names, titles, coinages, puns, phrases, slogans and slang. The Word Nerds A weekly podcast about words, language, and why we say the things we do. Word News Efforts have been made to provide some of the best thoughts, ancient and modern, that are particularly appealing for our time and to promote a greater appreciation for the English language. Word Quests Word lists that provide thematic units of English words derived from Latin and Greek sources. Word Spy The word lover's web site by Paul McFedries. Wordelizer Delve deeply into a word or subject. Quick search of several word and language related sites. WordWizard Portal for word lovers. Learn about word meanings, slang, quotations, insults, and famous authors. Wordwizard offers a round trip across the English language. World Wide Words Explores the history, evolution byways, quirks, and curiosities of the English language. New and recent words and phrases are often featured, as are books on aspects of English. A weekly newsletter is sent by e-mail and RSS. Writer's Dreamtools A series of useful tools to enhance writers' and students' creativity, spark ideas and fight writer's block. WritingDEN Interactive site created to help students improve English reading, writing and listening skills.
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