These are the books I couldn't live without and that I recommend for any proofreader's bookshelf...
New Hart's Rules: The Handbook of Style for Writers and Editors
The Penguin Guide to Punctuation
New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors
New Oxford Spelling Dictionary: The Writers' and Editors' Guide to Spelling and Word Division
Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage (2nd Edition)
English Grammar or Dummies (UK Edition)
Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers
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