While knowing the basic rules of writing is essential for all writers, there is a lot more that editors should know. Editors are tasked with taking the work authors create and making it great ... by doing the pesky tasks like correcting commonly confused words, comma placements, and the use of adverbs and adjectives are followed when necessary. These links can help editors do that and more!
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) — This website has a vast array of information regarding the mechanics of the written word. Great for students or anyone interested in understanding how to write.
The Writer's Craft — The aspect of this site highlighted is the information and tips on finding a writer's critique group.
Auto Crit Editing Wizard — You can try before you for with this program to show errors in your writing, including things like overused phrases and words, generic descriptions, ing phrases and more. Free trial submissions limited to 500 words, but great for short stories.
Grammar Book — Writing resources pulled from The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online — Website with resources pulled from the most commonly used editing standards book by publishers.
Scribophile — A respectful online writing workshop and writer’s community. Writers of all skill levels join to improve each other’s work with thoughtful critiques and by sharing their writing experience.
Critique/Critters — A website for serious authors, artists, and creators in any field who wish to improve their craft. Workshops focus on in-depth critiques of works, a process which helps both the recipient and the reviewer to grow.
Books Every Editor Should Own
Chicago Manual of Style — Most commonly used book by editors and publishers for editing today.