Information of Interest to Writers, Editors and Communicators
The voice of Canadian editors.
The largest chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. Provides members with access to services, activities, networking opportunities in Toronto and around the world.
A national association of some 600 freelance writers.
Professional development, employment and practice resources for public relations professionals.
Merriam Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus – Online dictionary, thesaurus and writing tool.
Oxford English Dictionary Online – English grammar questions and answers.
The Canadian Press Stylebook and Caps and Spelling – The bible for Canadian journalists and writers from Canada’s national news agency. Includes a subscription and hard copy order forms for The Canadian Press Stylebook and Caps and Spelling.
The Chicago Manual of Style – The indispensable online reference for those who work with words.
The Elements of Style – by William Strunk, Jr. – A must-have reference guide for writers. Focuses on the most commonly violated rules of usage and principles of composition.
Basic Elements of English Grammar – From the University of Calgary.
Guide to Grammar and Writing – Sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation of Hartford, CT.
Hypergrammar – An electronic grammar course available at the University of Ottawa’s Writing Centre.
Online English Grammar – A free online reference and guide for English grammar, writing, punctuation and learning.
Questions and Quandaries – A Writers Digest blog.
Test Your English – Free assessment tests for beginners to advanced users of English.
The Blue Book of Language and Punctuation – Grammar and punctuation rules. Includes free online English usage rules.
University of Toronto’s Writing Centre – Online writing reference tools and writing advice from other institutions.
User-Friendly Writing Tips – From the world-renowned English language authority, Ask Oxford.
Writer’s Handbook – Includes an editing checklist from The Writing Center of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
The Canadian Press – Contact information and phone numbers for Canadian Press editors and bureau chiefs.
Find a Writer – A comprehensive listing of approximately 600 freelance writers all of whom are PWAC members. – Where and how to sell what you write.
Writers Digest – One-stop shopping for information and resources for writers to help them develop their craft and get published.