For every true Stickler wannabe out there, we recommend a good old-fashioned hardcover copy of The Chicago Manual of Style—the editor’s bible.
However, for simple explanations to the most common spelling and grammar problems out there (and more!), see the Stickler’s editing blog.
And here are some other free online resources related to our craft:
- Oxford English Dictionary Online
(The Chicago Manual of Style)
- Basic Grammar Rules
(Catered to ESL learners, but useful for native speakers needing a refresher!)
- General Punctuation Guidelines
- CV writing, job interview techniques, and job search tips
(Alec’s free advice on improving your CV/resume, finding a job, and handling interviews. Plus example CVs/resumes, cover letters, psychometric testing, CV/resume distribution, links to 200,000+ jobs, and much more.)
- List of Prepositions
(A helpful reminder of words that in most cases should be lowercase in titles and headings.)
Once again, for simple explanations to the most common spelling and grammar problems out there, see the Stickler’s editing blog.