Resource List

A visitor to this blog recently asked for a list of the books that have been particularly valuable to me as an editor and that I recommend to other editors and would-be editors.

Compiling the list was a pleasure, and sharing it allows me to express my great gratitude to those who wrote and edited these wonderful books.

Here’s the list:

  • On Writing Well, by William Zinsser. Funny, engaging, inspiring. Very sharp focus on writing uncluttered nonfiction.
  • The Copyeditor’s Handbook, by Amy Einsohn. Clear, straightforward, lots of tips.
  • Don’t Sabotage Your Submission, by Chris Roerden. Excellent. It’s not surprising that the author is an award-winning editor of fiction.
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, the University of Chicago Press. A rich resource that’s now available online as well as in print.
  • Guide to News Writing, by Rene J. Cappon. For professional journalists. It’s Associated Press style.
  • The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. Fundamental.
  • Writing from the Inside Out, by Dennis Palumbo (engaging, heartening)



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One Response to Resource List

  1. wildhope116 says:

    On Writing Well . . . great book!

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