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"Judy's work is outstanding.... She helped us figure out what we had to communicate and how. She played a lead role to clarify and write these messages, and then assemble them into high-quality publications. Her attention to detail is extraordinary."

Stephen C. Graves,
Professor of Management Science & Engineering Systems; former Codirector, MIT Leaders for Manufacturing Program

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TekEDIT TM suggests a number of resources to help you with your writing projects when you can't consult a style guide or hire an editor.

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Grammar Hotlines

  • Northeastern University Grammar Hotline (Boston):
    Telephone: (617) 373-4540
    Approximate Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, (Eastern Time, (September to May)
  • Purdue University Grammar Hotline
    Telephone: (765) 494-3723
    Fax: (765) 494-3780
    Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4 or 6pm; Friday, 9am-1pm (Eastern Time)
    E-Mail: owl@cc.purdue.edu
  • The Writing Center @ Virginia Tech:
    An e-mail-based and phone-based grammar tip hotline (Gram) and self-help environment.

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Online Grammar References

  • Arizona State University Libraries Style Manuals:
    An annotated list of widely-used style manuals.
  • COPYEDITING-L Archives at Indiana University:
    Searchable discussions by editors about grammar and language usage (requires registration).
  • Guide to Grammar & Style:
    A miscellany of grammatical rules, explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage by Jack Lynch, Assistant Professor of English, Rutgers University.
  • Guide to Grammar & Writing:
    With interactive sentence diagramming in PowerPoint, and many illustrations, maintained by Charles Darling, Professor of English, Capital Community College, Hartford, CT.
  • MIT Libraries Style/Usage Manuals:
    Links to guides for writing and research, including English grammars, style manuals, and research guides.
  • Online Technical Writing:
    Common grammar, usage, and spelling problems in technical documentation, from David A. McMurrey, Austin Community College, Austin, TX.
  • Online Writing Lab (OWL):
    English as a Second Language (ESL) resources, handouts, and exercises, from Purdue University.
  • Webgrammar:
    Grammar tips, writing resources, and an extensive site search function.

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Authors' Reference

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Online Style Guides

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General Online Reference

  • Refdesk.com:
    "The single best source for facts on the Net."
  • Symantec.com:
    Information about computer viruses and hoaxes.

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