Resources: A List to Begin All Lists

Editors and writers do a lot of fact-checking, research, digging, and evaluating—and we get mighty fine at it over time. This list of online sources and books is a work in progress and will be supplemented with my last version (and more) to come.  The links (URLs) are not all prettied up on purpose so that you can see the source information for yourselves.

Shakespeare—for the drama student, teacher, student of literature

online sources




Online sources:

Fiction writer resources—coming soon…

Canadian history sources—some top sources—coming soon…

Canadian and world geography—some top sources—coming soon…

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias — for caregivers, patients, etc.

online sources:
  • Alzheimer’s Society of Canada <>
  • Alzheimer’s Society (USA) <>
  • Alzheimer’s Society (UK) <>
  • fight dementia (Australia)  <>
  • Toronto Dementia Network <>
  • Community Care Access Centres in Ontario <>
  • CBC The Nature of Things with David Suzuki “Untangling Alzheimer’s” episode (aired November 14, 2013) <>
  • The Everything Health Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease, by Maureen Dezell with Carrie Hill, Adams Media, 2009 — detailed, with facts about the disease and practical tips
  • Alzheimer’s in America: The Shriver Report: A study by Maria Shriver and the Alzheimer’s Association, Simon and Schuster, 2010 — a combination of essays, personal stories, research
  • The Alzheimer Answer Book
  • Dr. Ruth’s Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver, by Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer with Pierre A. Lehu
Style — publication styles, advice, citations, etc.
online sources:
Language, words, usage
  • Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors, by Bill Bryson, Doubleday Canada, 2008–organized alphabetically and with a large appendix; covering American and UK usage
  • Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, University of Chicago Press, 2010
  • Garner’s Modern American Usage, by Bryan A. Garner, Oxford, 2009
  • Oxford Guide to Canadian English Usage, by Margery Fee, Janice McApline, Oxford, 2001
  • The Yahoo! Style Guide, by Chris Barr et al, St. Martins Griffin, 2010 — for those writing and editing digital content; very useful
Type, typography, etc.coming soon…
Graphs, tables, visuals—editing themcoming soon…
© Laura Edlund 2010