Category: Reference

Useful reference books that are used by editors and writers

Getting to know the Australian Guide to Legal Citation

The Australian Guide to Legal Citation is an easy-to-use style guide and referencing system suitable for legal and non-legal publications. Commonly known as the AGLC, it has been adopted by many Australian legal journals (The University of Melbourne) and is a must-have resource for legal referencing in Australia.  An overview of the Australian Guide to […]

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Know your Onions – A Light-Hearted Look at Popular Idioms and Sayings

I picked up this book late on a Friday afternoon and couldn’t put it down. While not strictly an editor’s resource, it could be useful to fiction authors and feature writers and even if you don’t use it for professional reasons, it’s a great weekend read. Businessman Allan Goodbrand has written Know your Onions: A Light-Hearted Look […]

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Writing and editing in plain English

As an editor of government and corporate information, I am regularly required to edit material which has been written with little thought for the reader or the end-user. Often littered with industry jargon, legalese and acronyms, applying the principles of plain English to the material serves to make the information meaningful and easy to read […]

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Plain English writing for legal and more

Plain English writing is a sought after skill. There is an increased need for plain English writing, because of our ever-increasing reliance on technologies such as email and the internet. Although the title suggests otherwise, this book is certainly not just for lawyers, and can be useful to anyone who wants to simplify their writing. […]

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