links and resources...
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and other references
interest to editors
Copy Editors Society (ACES) — Resource
for copy editors in journalism
Editing for Magazines — formation-packed syllabus for a course
at New York University taught by Mindy McAdams, among the first
and most thoughtful of online editors. McAdams is formerly of The
Editing for the Web.
- Editcetera — San
Francisco Bay Area organization that trains editors in classes, and
tests and certifies freelance publishing professionals, after which
Editcetera can recommend its members for job and contract placement.
Editorium — Important newsletter for editors presented by
Jack M. Lyon. Editorium is geared toward mastering Microsoft Word
and other contemporary editing programs. The Editorium offers
macros and software programs, some for sale and others that are
free and do tend to ease the editing life.
— British-based group with discussion lists and free macros for
Word and WordPerfect.
- General and Multiple Subject Publishers
— includes mail addresses
Alliance — Offers classes in editing, writing, and computer
applications related to publishing.
ReferenceChecker — IProgram that
checks all the name/date-style references in a document.
- The Observer — In "Black Day for the
Blue Pencil," journalist Blake Morrison argues editors are now an
interest to freelance editors and writers
interest to writers
National Writers Union— Peek
at NWU Writer Alerts, the instructive mini-hall of publishing scam
artists who have contracted with writers but did not pay them.
Publishing Law Center
for Writers — from Midwest Book
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America — Offers
cautionary tales for writers.
- RoughDraft — a
freeware word processor for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000
and XP. Has features specifically
designed for creative writing: novels, short stories, articles, plays
and screenplays. Worth a look...safe to download.
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