I have sourced some useful resources and tools for proofreaders and copy-editors. Personally, I found these quite useful, therefore, would recommend that you incorporate them into your reading list. These resources are valuable for anyone to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of other experienced professionals.

For the record, making a purchase of any of the below resources through the links provided will provide me with a referral fee. This is at absolutely no additional cost to you.

Copy-editing & Proofreading for Dummies

It is an essential starting point for any prospective proofreader to understand the basics without investing in formal training or experience. It does what it says on the tin, effectively. 


Click here to see the latest edition and current price.

‘The Pocket Book of Proofreading

 I have read it and it is full of easy to understand proofreading techniques.  I would highly recommend it to be part of the resources of proofreaders. It offers a number of quality tips and best practices.

Click here to check Amazon for the current price.

The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation

It offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics. It is an excellent first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. 






Secure your copy at amazon.

Hart’s Rules

For over a hundred years, Hart’s Rules been the authority on style, helping writers and editors prepare copy for publication. It  has been updated for the twenty-first century using the resources of Oxford Languages and with the advice of publishing experts.


Check amazon for price and latest edition.

Proofreading & Editorial Skills: Middle: Practical Activities Using Text Type

It is a contemporary, photocopiable 4-book series to provide pupils with experience in proofreading and editing a variety of written texts.  It provides a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction writing genres used, including legends, traditional poems, instructions, persuasive writing and reports.





Secure your copy at amazon.

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition

It is the official source for APA Style. It is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. 


Check for price and availability at amazon.

Average rating:  
 0 reviews