Recommended Reading

 proofreading-training-pack The Proofreading Training Pack
Category: Proofreading    £25.00
Essential notes, advice and worksheets provide detailed information and help strengthen invaluable proofreading skills. Comprehensive notes with advice, examples and common mistakes give you a detailed understanding of the rules to follow. 18 carefully selected worksheets cover all aspects of spelling, grammar and punctuation to put your knowledge into practice.

 

 new-harts-rules New Hart’s Rules: The Handbook of Style for Writers and Editors (Reference)
Category: Style Guide    £6.50
Indispensable guide to editorial style that covers: publishing terms, punctuation and hyphenation, capitalisation, quotations and work titles, bibliographies and more. Endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

 

 oxford-a-z-of-grammar-and-punctuation Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation
Category: Grammar & Punctuation    £4.29
Excellent book that provides the basic information about grammar and punctuation. Points are explained in a clear, easy to use layout and examples of usage are provided.

 

 find-the-errors Find the Errors!: Proofreading Activities
Category: Practice    £15.00
Useful activities to practise your proofreading skills covering capitalisation, punctuation, incorrect verb tenses, dangling modifiers and more. Plus two tests to record your progress. All answers provided.

 

 new-oxford-dictionary-for-writers-and-editors New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors: The Essential A-Z Guide to the Written Word (Reference)
Category: Reference    £15.00
Specially designed for writers and editors, this invaluable reference book is the authority on lexical terms and proper names that cause problems time and again due to spelling, hyphenation, capitalisation, etc. Recommended spelling, variant forms and context are all explained.

 

 eats-shoots-and-leaves Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Category: Punctuation    £6.74
An entertaining guide that will appeal to punctuation sticklers. The greengrocers’ apostrophe, the comma and semicolon all get Lynne Truss’ special treatment while you laugh knowingly.

 

 mcgraw-hill-proofreading-handbook McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook
Category: Proofreading    £8.35
An experienced proofreader guides you through the entire process: skills needed, how to proofread, the proofreading marks, when to query and more.

 

 copy-editing-proofreading-for-dummies Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies
Category: Proofreading    £9.79
A friendly guide to copy-editing and proofreading for those with no experience. Explains what a copy-editor/proofreader does and the publishing process in general. Helpful advice for starting your career (freelance or in-house) and handy exercises to hone your skills.

 

 copy-editing-cambridge-handbook Copy-Editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Authors and Publishers
Category: Style Guide    £30.00
A comprehensive, in-depth guide for those involved in preparing text to be published. Learn how to ensure text is consistent, organised and properly presented.

 

 inside-book-publishing Inside Book Publishing
Category: Publishing    £18.39
Want a career in publishing? This indispensable guide will set you straight on exactly what is involved from start to finish in the publishing process.

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