Books About Editing

…the shoulders of giants

At first, you might not consider all the titles shown here to be about editing or even about writing. But we believe each of them contributes to useful, interesting ways of thinking about language and communication.

Reference books to inspire excellence

The books shown here (unless you have ad blocking enabled) (unless you are reading the printed version of this page) are great for novice and experienced editors and writers. If you find it on our editors bookshelf, we believe it has something of value for everyone.

Keep one or two of these at hand to clear the cobwebs. Try Dupré for fast, practical answers. Use Hofstadter and Bringhurst to inspire yourself (or to impress visitors). Give each a few minutes a day, we think you will find yourself cultivating editorial excellence in new ways.

Why worry about typography for web design? What could be better about your print typography? You will find an interesting overview in this article concerning design and typography at the respected web site "A List Apart." When you are convinced, order a copy of Bringhurst, it's an invaluable type-usage reference and aesthetic.

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