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TEXT-PROOFING PROGRAMS

Lingofy. Much more than a simple spell-checker. Also proofs text for usage, Plain Language and style issues. Free download.

www.lingofy.com

See also Lingofy with The Associated Press style, sold directly by AP here:

https://www.apstylebook.com/?do=product&pid=APL-917360

ENGLISH DICTIONARIES AND THESAURI*

Oxford Dictionaries online in UK and US English; also a number of other languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/

Macmillian Dictionary online has a dictionary, thesaurus and blog at this site.

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/

Collins Dictionary also has a learner’s dictionary and other languages including French, German, Spanish and Italian.

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/

*also spelled thesauruses

BLOGS ABOUT LANGUAGE

Oxford Dictionary – Language Matters

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

Macmillian Dictionary’s blog

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/

World Wide Words covers all topics of English including history and etymology.

http://www.worldwidewords.org/

Wordsmith has a word of the day that comes by email:

http://www.wordsmith.org

STYLEBOOKS

The Associated Press (AP) has an extensive online site that covers all aspects of their style, primarily for newspapers.

www.apstylebook.com

The Chicago Manual of Style is used extensively by academic writers. The online version is located here.

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

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