Top Blogs for Editors to Follow

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If you're anything like me, you know that staying in the loop is more than a good habit—it's a lifeline in the ever-evolving industry of editing. Whether you're a seasoned pro with years under your belt or a bright-eyed newbie eager to learn, blogs are your secret weapon. Why? Because they're chock-full of insights, tips, and updates that can elevate your editing game to the next level.

So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, if that's your jam), and let's dive into this ultimate guide to must-follow blogs for editors. Trust me; you'll want to bookmark these!

Rabbit with a Red Pen

Crystal Shelley's blog focuses on conscious language and fiction editing. It addresses issues like inclusivity and sensitivity in editing, making it a must-read for editors committed to ethical and inclusive communication.

AI for Editors

AI for Editors by Erin Servais explores the intersection of artificial intelligence and editing. The blog offers insights into how technology is shaping the industry and what editors can do to stay ahead of the curve.

Right Touch Editing

Erin Brenner, the mind behind Right Touch Editing, offers a wealth of knowledge for editors looking to refine their skills and understand the nuances of the editing world. With topics ranging from grammar and style to the business aspects of editing, this blog is a comprehensive resource.

The Editing Blog

UK-based editor Louise Harnby focuses on proofreading and copyediting, offering practical advice and downloadable resources. Her blog is particularly useful for freelance editors looking to build a successful business.


Run by Katharine O'Moore-Klopf, EditorMom offers tips mainly on editing medical and scientific papers. However, the insights are valuable for editors in all fields, especially those interested in specialized editing.

Grammar Girl

For quick tips and updates on grammar rules and nuances, Mignon Fogarty’s Grammar Girl is a fantastic resource. The blog features articles and podcasts that make complex grammar rules easy to understand.

The Editor's Desk

Run by Andy Bechtel, The Editor's Desk offers insights into editing for journalism. It's particularly useful for those interested in AP style and provides practical tips for editing news articles.

Right Angels and Polo Bears

Adrienne Montgomerie’s blog offers a mix of technical advice and personal reflections on the editing profession. It's a great, often chuckle-inducing resource for those looking to balance the art and science of editing.

The Subversive Copy Editor

Carol Fisher Saller, the editor of the Chicago Manual of Style's Q&A, runs this insightful blog. What sets The Subversive Copy Editor apart is its blend of humor, practical advice, and industry insights. Whether you're grappling with ethical dilemmas or looking for tips to improve your editing skills, this blog has something for everyone.

Conscious Style Guide

Karen Yin's blog is another excellent resource for learning about conscious language. It focuses on ethical and inclusive communication, offering practical tips for editors who want to make a positive impact through their work.

CMOS Shop Talk

For editors who swear by the Chicago Manual of Style, the CMOS Shop Talk blog is a treasure trove of information. Run by the University of Chicago Press, the creators of the Chicago Manual of Style, this blog offers in-depth articles, Q&As, and tips directly from the source.

AP Stylebook Blog

For editors who frequently work with journalistic writing, the AP Stylebook Blog is an indispensable resource. As the official blog of the Associated Press Stylebook, it provides timely updates on changes to AP style, clarifications on common usage questions, and insights into the reasoning behind specific style decisions.

AP vs. Chicago

If you've ever been confused about the differences between AP and Chicago style, AP vs. Chicago is the blog for you. It offers a detailed comparison of these two dominant style guides, providing clarity and helping you make informed decisions when working with both.

APA Style Blog

This is the official blog for APA style, and it covers everything from citation guidelines to best practices in academic writing. Although it isn’t updated as often as I’d like, it's still an essential resource for maintaining the quality and integrity of scholarly work.

P.S. If you need more detailed information on APA Style, Purdue’s Online Writing Lab is the way to go.


While not exclusively about editing, Poynter offers valuable articles on journalism and writing. It's a great resource for editors working in newsrooms or those interested in journalistic integrity and standards.

Each of these blogs offers a unique lens into the multifaceted world of editing, whether you're into the nitty-gritty of style guides or the broader strokes of industry trends. So what are you waiting for? Dive in and soak up that wisdom. Happy reading!


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