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True prose stylists carry on an impassioned, lifelong love affair with words, banishing bad words like so many banal suitors, burnishing the good ones till they shimmer. Be infatuated, be seduced, be obsessed.

Constance Hale, Sin and Syntax:

How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose


Useful Links for Writers

There are an overwhelming number of websites and blogs for writers at all stages of their writing, editing and publishing careers. Below are a few—a very few—of the sites I recommend for various purposes. If you are looking for something specific, or have a particular question, email me and I will do my best to steer you in the right direction.

Check out my page on Recommended Books on Writing and Editing for books available in libraries and bookstores.

Conferences—essential education!

Writing and publishing courses

Hire an Editor

Online dictionaries and guides

Plain language

Copyright, ISBN, Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

Professional Editorial Standards

Conferencesessential education!

Surrey International Writers' Conference, October 2023, 2016

Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival, October 1823, 2016

Writing and publishing courses in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Beacon Literary Services

Douglas College Print Futures

Federation of BC Writers

Langara College Creative Writing Program

Lois Peterson, LP Word Solutions

Simon Fraser University Writing and Communications

The Writers' Studio at SFU

UBC Writing Centre

Hire an Editor

Editors' Association of Canada guidelines

Definitions of editorial skills

Online dictionaries and guides

Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

Chicago Style Q&A

Guide to Grammar & Writing

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Plain language

Plain Language Training

Copyright, ISBN, Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

Access Copyright, now called Payback

CIP Cataloguing in Publication (Canada)

Editors' Association of Canada Canadian Copyright Information

Copyrights: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

International Standard Numbers (Canada)

Professional Editorial Standards

Editors' Association of Canada Professional Editorial Standards



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