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Writer and Editor Resources


Writing Software

Big-picture writing help, anyone? Generate reports on filler words used, "pet" words that may be overused, and even sentence length variety. Oh. And grammar. (PC and Mac)

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Proofreading Software

PerfectIt by Intelligent Editing shines when it comes to checking mechanical details, like showing you all the places to add Oxford commas ... or take them out. (PC/download; Mac/cloud)


Free Word Processor

Do you need a word processor that can handle heavy edits ... but MS Office is just expensive? Give LibreOffice a try! It's an older interface but has all the editing tools you need. (PC and Mac)


Book Formatting App

Designed to help self-publishing writers make beautiful ebooks, Vellum is fantastic for creating both ebooks as well as PDFs for print books. (Free Mac download; PC via MacinCloud server)

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Check your title caps and adjust according to book publishing style (choose Chicago/17th edition) or one of those other options. ;) 


Citation Machine

Choose Chicago style for book publishing, or try out their APA and MLA options for research papers, etc. 



Publishers' Preference

Many American book publishers default to Merriam-Webster as their chosen reference for correct spelling, hyphenation, and other usage choices.

Style Guide

The Book Editor's Bible

More for editing professionals than writers, The Chicago Manual of Style is THE publisher style guide for US-based book publishing.

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