Editing Extras

As I come across articles, books, podcasts or anything else that I think will be helpful, I’ll add them to this list. Let me know if there’s something you think I should include!





I like podcasts. They turn drives (or sitting on your couch in times of COVID) into a great class, fascinating conversation, or a masterfully crafted story time.

The Vocal Fries: Linguistic Discrimination

The podcast about linguistic discrimination. Learn about how we judge other people’s speech as a sneaky way to be racist, sexist, classist, etc. Carrie and Megan teach you how to stop being an accidental jerk. 
*NOTE: some explicit language*


To listen to the most recent podcast “Use People’s Pronouns”:

The Allusionist

Helen Zaltzman channels her logophilia into a funny and educational podcast that explores the English language and lexicon – from etymology to profanity.


Wish I had known then… for writers

Join authors Jami Albright and Sara Rosett as they interview indie authors about how they found success as well as what they’ve learned from their mistakes.


Words for Granted

A podcast about how words change over time.


The Editing Podcast with Louise Harnby & Denise Cowle

In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Kia Thomas, a fiction editor and the author of Wings. Interesting point of view for being on both sides.

Season 1: Episode 15 : Kia Thomas

To be honest, everything they have done in five seasons is awesome, so have a listen!


Stephen Fry’s Planet Word – a five-part BBC documentary exploring language

Weird Al Yankovic- Word Crimes


The Copyeditor’s Handbook, 4th ed., revised, expanded, and updated, Amy Einsohn and Marilyn Schwartz (University of California Press, 2019).

The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago (or How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself), 2nd ed., Carol Fisher Saller (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

Editors on Editing, Gerald Gross (Grove Press). Several editions exist, each with essays by different editors.

Conceiving the Heavens: Creating the Science Fiction Novel by Melissa Scott (Heinemann).


The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting, 11th ed., William A. Sabin (McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2010)

Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English, 3rd ed., Patricia T. O’Conner (Riverhead Books, 2009)


The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, Brooke Borel (University of Chicago Press, 2016)

The Fact-Checker’s Bible, Sarah Harrison Smith (Anchor Books, 2004)


Gender-Neutral Pronouns in Creative Writing

United Nations’ Gender-Inclusive Language

How to Write Inclusive Medical Copy

The Difference between Alpha, Beta, and ARC Readers

The Key Book Publishing Paths 2021-2022 by Jane Friedman