Dictionaries and references books

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http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/ is the recommended online dictionary.

Jargon or technical terms should be hyperlinked to an appropriate definition.

Useful reference works include:

  • The Oxford Dictionary of English
  • The Oxford Guide to Style
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences
  • The Oxford A to Z of Grammar and Punctuation
  • Butcher’s Copy-editing (Cambridge)
  • Fowler’s Modern English Usage
  • The Guardian Book of English language
  • Scientific Style and Format — CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

Refer to Ordnance Survey data for spelling of place names including capitalisation.