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 for Dummies (UK Edition)
Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers
Louise Harnby is a line editor, copyeditor and proofreader who specializes in working with crime, mystery, suspense and thriller writers.
She is an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), a member of ACES, a Partner Member of The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and co-hosts The Editing Podcast.
Visit her business website at Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor & Proofreader, say hello on Twitter at @LouiseHarnby, connect via Facebook and LinkedIn, and check out her books and courses.
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'I wholeheartedly recommend her services ... Just don’t hire her when I need her.'
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