On A Writer’s Toolkit, I am collating information and resources for anyone who has to communicate in writing.
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While formatting Microsoft Word documents, do you format each paragraph or heading? Do you sometimes forget which formatting you used for each level of subheading? Do you have to work out why the contents table ... Read more
Congratulations to Charlotte Grimshaw, Molly Masiello and Conor McCarthy on the release of Understanding Major Donors ebook! Rubida Communications produced the epub ebook version of the book.Understanding Major Donors is a detailed work on ... Read more
Whether you are a scientist writing journal articles or an editor working on scientific documents, I can strongly recommend the Australian manual of scientific style (AMOSS). This great resource can answer many of your questions ... Read more
I recently wrote about my favourite editing tool, PerfectIt, a software add-on to Ms Word. Just this month, my friend and colleague Hilary Cadman from Cadman Editing Services has launched her Introduction to PerfectIt online ... Read more
Of the many proofreading aids for writers and editors, PerfectIt is my favourite. It is a Microsoft Word add-on program that will find many of the inconsistencies you have inadvertently left in your document. Here ... Read more
I use and recommend the Macquarie Dictionary for spelling. The Australian Government and universities consider this work the authoritative source on Australian English. By using this work as your spelling standard, you adopt a consistent ... Read more
This is an excellent book for writers who want to improve or refresh their skills of effective writing. When I was doing my online editing course many years ago, I used the first edition of ... Read more
What are ebooks? Ebooks have been around for a while now and still the definition can be a bit blurry. So, what are ebooks? According to Wikipedia, an ebook is ‘an electronic book’ or ‘digital ... Read more
Are you writing a technical or scientific document? Use these ten writing tips to create well-structured and easy to understand documents. To write a document that readers will find interesting, clear and useful, you need ... Read more
It is not easy to edit your own writing. You become so closely involved with providing content that taking a reader's perspective becomes very hard. However, there are many copyediting tasks that a writer can ... Read more
Document layout does not have to be complex to look professional. Microsoft Word is a powerful tool that can help you write and publish your own work. However, it is complex to use. When you ... Read more
This book is an excellent reference work for anyone who indexes books. While Book indexing is mostly intended for indexers, I still recommend it for writers and editors. Content overview Book indexing gives a good ... Read more
Most departments of the Australian Government use the Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers as their style guide. Many other organisations also use it. It covers the planning process, writing and editing, design, illustration ... Read more