Web-based resources

This page contains links to websites that may be of interest to copy-editors and proofreaders.

Societies for Editors


Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP): http://www.sfep.org.uk


Canberra Society of Editors: http://www.editorscanberra.org/

The Society of Editors (South Australia): http://www.editors-sa.org.au

The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc.: http://www.editorsnsw.com/

Society of Editors (Queensland) Inc.: http://www.editorsqld.com/

Society of Editors (Tasmania), Inc.: http://www.tas-editors.org.au/

Editors Victoria: http://www.editorsvictoria.org/

Society of Editors (WA) Inc.: http://editorswa.com/

Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd): http://iped-editors.org/


Editors’ Association of Canada: http://www.editors.ca/


The Irish Association of Freelance Editors Proofreaders and Indexers (AFEPI):



Editorial Freelancers Association (USA): http://www.the-efa.org/


Council of Science Editors: http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/

European Association of Science Editors (EASE): http://www.ease.org.uk/

Blogs and Websites belonging to copyeditors and proofreaders

Adrienne Montgomerie’s website and blog, catchthesun.net (http://blog.catchthesun.net/), is a goldmine of useful editing nuggets.

Copyediting-L (http://www.copyediting-l.info/), a list for copy-editors, maintains a list of resources on its website.

KOK Edit (http://www.kokedit.com/index.php), the website of Katharine O’Moore-Klopf, and home of the essential Copyeditors’ Knowledge Base (http://www.kokedit.com/ckb.php).

Louise Harnby has a resource-filled website (http://louiseharnbyproofreading.weebly.com/index.html) and blog (http://louiseharnbyproofreading.weebly.com/blog.html).

PDF editing software

Adobe Acrobat (Standard or Pro) and Adobe Reader software: (http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html)

Adobe Acrobat help: http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat.html

Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard help: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Acrobat/9.0/Standard/index.html

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro help: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Acrobat/9.0/Professional/index.html

Adobe Acrobat X Standard help: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/acrobat/standard/using/index.html

Adobe Acrobat X Pro help: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/acrobat/pro/using/index.html

Adobe Reader X help: http://helpx.adobe.com/reader.html

PDF-Xchange Viewer software: http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer

Foxit Reader software: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/

Nitro Pro software: http://www.nitropdf.com/