BBC Radio 4 Word of Mouth
Collins dictionary free online version
Hemingway Editor (plain language editing app)
Oxford dictionary free online version
Oxford Words blog
Plain English Campaign
Plain Language Commission
Publishing Training Centre
Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)
What is copy-editing? (SfEP)
What is proofreading? (SfEP)
Why edit? Examples of the difference good editing can make (SfEP)
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