Resources for editors

Useful tools

These add-ins are useful for anyone working in MS Word:

  • PerfectIt – a fantastic, user-friendly add-in that scans a document and picks up inconsistencies in spelling, hyphenation, use of abbreviations, etc.
  • Editor’s Toolkit – a set of shortcuts for use in MS Word to speed up tasks such as removing double spaces, changing from initial caps to lowercase (and vice versa), and applying heading styles.
  • ReferenceChecker–an add-in that add-in that checks whether references in a Word document are cited correctly (i.e. whether in-text citations are included in the reference list, and references listed in the reference list are cited in the text).
  • PhraseExpress – an add-in for Windows that can correct typos and complete particular phrases. It is much like the ‘autocorrect’ function in MS Word, but works across all applications—Word, Excel, Outlook, WordPress and so on.


Here are some of the websites I like:

Newsletter articles

From 2010 to 2011, I wrote a regular column for the monthly newsletter of the Canberra Society of Editors (CSE). The CSE has kindly allowed me to reproduce the articles here:

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