Do you ever wonder what really goes on behind the scenes and on the screens of an editor? How many different webpages and reference materials we use to get your book publication perfect? Hopefully, you’ve seen my previous blog post on What’s on Your Bookshelf – highlighting my go-to reference books.
Piggybacking on that, I thought I would show you part of my Editor’s Toolkit. What is an Editor’s Toolkit you may be asking? It is those websites that help me do my job, and perhaps show you something new and different that you don’t know.
First, on this tour of the Editor’s Toolkit, The Punctuation Guide. I like this web app because it has an easy-to-use interface, and clear guidelines. If you are not a writer, and a student in English class, it will also help you understand how and when to use an em-dash (—), an en-dash (–), or a hyphen (-), for instance.
Primarily for American English (AmE), and not British English (BrE); however, it has a section under “Other Matters” entitled British versus American Style.
Remember… Punctuation Saves Lives.
Know of other useful writing apps that aren’t included here? Let me know about them on Twitter!