It’s the Internet, so I shouldn’t be surprised when I find an excellent list of reference/style/grammar sites for writers on a design blog.

Still, I’ve been looking for a chance to mention the Designers Who Blog site for ages. Despite the title, they also concern themselves with photography, advertising, writing, etc.

Stop by and kick the tires.

As for the list of links below, it’s a real grab bag. But it includes some hugely useful stuff.

Bookmark it, tag it, copy it – just make sure you’ve got it.

11 rules of writing

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

Ain’t Grammar Fun: Words to the Wise

APA Style Tips The Elements of Style The Kings English The American Heritage® Book of English Usage

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Chicago Manual of Style – Q&A

Clear English Grammar Resources

Cliché site

Colorado Uni Style Guide

Collective Nouns

Common Errors in English

Daily Grammar Tips

Doc Durden’s Guide to Good Grammar Web Style Guide

English-Zone.Com: Grammar, writing, idioms …

Famous Quotes

Good Grammar, Good Style

Grammar Book: Grammer Rules, Punctuation and Capitalization, Rules for Writing Numbers

Grammar Bytes


Improving Writing Skills – Effective Writing & Written Communication

Jack Hart: Prevent punctuation and grammar errors that hurt credibility

Judy Vorfeld: Web Grammar

Lynch, Guide to Grammar and Style

NICS Web style guide

Online English Grammar

OWL Handouts: Complete Index by Topic

ProofReadNOW: Grammar rules

Punctuation Made Simple

Quote Reference

Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric

Spark Notes: Online guide to grammar

SUNY Geneseo Online Writing Guide

Tameri Guide for Writers

The Armchair Grammarian

The Blue Book of Grammar & Punctuation

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

The Skeptic’s Dictionary

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Online Writing Lab

Times Online Style and Usage Guide

re: Writing

University of Calgary: Basic Elements Of English

University of Washington: Reference Tools – Citation & Writing Guides

uw-madison writing center writer’s handbook

Visual Thesaurus


Words: Woe and Wonder

Write Away – Learn how to become a better writer

Writers University

Writers Web

Writers’ Workshop: Grammar Handbook

Writers’ Workshop Writing Tips

Writing Guides

Writing resources from Study Guides and Strategies

Writing Tips

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