Resources

Use these resources to help you learn more about technical editing or brush up on your grammar/punctuation skills.

Websites of Technical Editors/Tech Editing Services

editingNOW
Geoff-Hart.com
KOK Edit: Katharine O’Moore-Klopf
The Editor’s Mark: Jill Hughes
The Technical Editors’ Eyrie
Kai’s Tech Writing Blog

Blogs, Listservs, Organizations, Magazines

Society for Technical Communication
Professional Communication Society
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
Technical Writer’s List
Copyeditor’s List
Intercom
Technical Editing SIG
TechWhirl (online magazine for today’s tech writer)

Resources for Technical Editors and Writers

Internet Resources (arranged by chapter, Technical Editing 3rd edition)
Resources for Getting Started as a Freelance Editor
Writers and Editors
Occupational Handbook’s Description of Technical Writers
Occupational Handbook’s Description of Editors

Helpful Articles and Links

Working with a Technical Editor
7 Best Pinterest Boards on TechComm
follow #techcomm on Twitter
Magical Words (writing advice)
The Editor’s POV (freelance editors of fiction and creative nonfiction)

Grammar Help

Grammar Girl
Handouts from Winthrop’s Writing Center
“Editing, Revising, and Proofreading” from TAMU’s Writing Center
Purdue OWL’s General Writing Resources

Tools for Electronic Editing

Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and FrameMaker: www.adobe.com
Araxis Merge 2000: www.araxis.com
ComponentSoftware CS_HTMLdiff: www.componentsoftware.com
Diff Doc: www.softinterface.com
EditLive!: www.ephox.com
Jing: www.jingproject.com
Microsoft Word: www.microsoft.com
Nitro PDF: www.nitropdf.com
PDF Suite: www.pdf-suite.com
Quark Xpress with QuarkCopyDesk: www.quark.com
Workshare 4: www.workshare.com
XMetal: http://na.justsystems.com

Help for Electronic Editing

Acrobat Tutorials http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/tutorials/
The Editorium http://www.editorium.com/
OpenOffice.org Documentation http://documentation.openoffice.org/
OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas http://www.openoffice.blogs.com/
WordTips http://word.tips.net/

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