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Listed below are some of the technical writing and editing resources that are available on the Internet, with an emphasis on those in the Minneapolis area and in Minnesota. This list is maintained by Winzig Consulting Services, LLC, which is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and provides technical writing, technical editing, HTML editing, and web publishing services. These web resources may be helpful to writers and editors and those in need of writing and editing talent.

Technical Writing Clearinghouses

These are some of the web sites that serve as job and contract clearinghouses for technical writers and editors in Minnesota and in the United States:

@WRITERS - For Writers on the Internet
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America's Job Bank
CareerBuilder - Technical Writing
CopyDesk, Inc.
craigslist - Minneapolis/St. Paul - Writing/Editing Jobs
ELanceOnline - Everyday Outsourcing - Onlne Marketplace for Freelace Talent
Insource Staffing (a.k.a. Insource Solutions, 1 Editorial Writing, 1 Technical Writing, and Editor's Ink) See note.
Jobscience - Healthcare and Medical Jobs - Technical Jobs - Contract & Temporary - Jobs
Minnesota's Job Bank ( - State of MN)
NewsLink - JobLink for Journalists
Software Contractors' Guild - Freelance, Contract, Consulting, or Independent Professionals
Sunoasis Jobs for Writers, Editors, Copywriters, Copy Editors - Technology Careers ( (a service of Webster Tech Writers)
Telecommuting Jobs
The Write Jobs(TM) - Job Listings
Yahoo! HotJobs

On-Line Dictionaries and Thesauruses

These are some of the on-line dictionaries and thesauruses available to writers and editors:

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000
Dictionaries on the Web [multiple languages]
Ectaco Online Dictionary. Free English-Foreign-English Translation System
Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC)
Merriam-Webster OnLine - Dictionary - Thesaurus
OneLook® Dictionary Search
Oxford English Dictionary
Roget's II The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995
Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus

On-Line Encyclopedias

These are some of the encyclopedias available on-line:

Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Mythica: Mythology, Folklore, & Legend
MSN Encarta
TechWeb TechEncyclopedia
Webopedia: Online Dictionary for Computer & Internet Terms

HTML Resources

These are some of the HTML resources available on-line:

Alertbox Jakob Nielsen's Column on Web Usability - Beyond the Code
HTML 4.0 Reference
HTML Help by The Web Design Group
Index Dot HTML: THE Advanced HTML Reference

Miscellaneous Technical Writing Resources

These are other technical writing resources available on-line:

101 Writing Answers - Directory of Writing Resources
@WRITERS - For Writers On The Internet
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About Freelance Writing
Absolute Write
Author Network - Resources for Writers (
A Celebration of Women Writers
Copy Editor
DesignFirms- Directory of Web Site Designers
EServer Technical Communication (and Technical Writing) Library
Framemaker User Group
Freelance Writer Directory
Freelance Writing Resource - The Writer's Home (includes technical writers)
Freelancers Directories and Editorial Services
Grammar and Usage for the Non-Expert
Internet Resources for Technical Communicators
Journalism Degrees and Programs - Portal for Writers and Authors
Loft Literary Center (Minneapolis)
Minneapolis Writers Workshop
Minneapolis, Minnesota Web Design Services Directory
Minnesota Business Directory (see Computers and Software - Consulting Services)
(part of Business Directory - Free Business Listings)
Minnesota High Tech Association
Minnesota Technology, Inc.
Minnesota Web Site Designers
Minnesota Writers Directory
Non-Fiction Links for Writers (
Poynteronline (for journalists)
Printable English Grammar and Writing Help (provided by
OWL - Purdue Online Writing Lab
Prisma International (translation, etc.) - Directory of Independent Writers and Artists
Resources For Technical Writers
RhetNet, a cyberjournal for rhetoric and writing
Santa Fe Science-Writing Workshop
Southern California Writers Conference
Speakeasy Magazine (Minneapolis)
Technical Communication Source
Technical Editors' Eyrie
Technical Professional Communications Links
Virtual Offices UK (directory of virtual office services in UK and around the world)
Women Writers - A Zine
Women Writers Project
The Write Place Catalogue (St. Cloud State University)
The Writers Page - Writers' Resources on the Web (Writers on the Net) (Online Community)
Writers Free Reference
Writers Write -- The Write Resource
Writers' Exchange E-Publishing Australia
The Writers' Workshop -- University of Iowa
WritersNet - Writers, Editors, Publishers and Agents
WritersUA - Contractors for Online Help, Documentation, and Web Sites
The Writing Center (St. Cloud State University)
Writing Resources on the Web

Online Texts for Writers

These are some of the other on-line texts available to writers and editors:

American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
An Online Resource Guide to Freytag's Pyramid Great Books Online
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th Edition
Electronic Text Center Collections
Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
Humanities Text Initiative
On-Line Books Page
Project Gutenberg -- Free Books On-Line
Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
Strunk's The Elements of Style
World Factbook. 2003

Organizations of Writers and Editors

Listed below are web sites for organizations of writers and editors:

American Association of Business Publication Editors
American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors
American Medical Writers Association
American Society of Journalists and Authors
American Society of Newspaper Editors Online
Asian American Journalists Association
Asian American Writers' Workshop
Association for Women in Communications (AWC) - Twin Cities Chapter
Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
Association of American Publishers, Inc.
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Association of Jewish Book Publishers (AJBP)
Canadian Science Writers' Association (CSWA/ACRS)
Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
Federation of British Columbia Writers
Horror Writers Association (HWA)
HTML Writers Guild
IEEE Professional Communication Society (PCS)
Independent Homeworkers Alliance (IHA)
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
International Comunications Association (ICA)
Internet Press Guild
The Manitoba Writers' Guild (MWG)
Minnesota Center for the Book
Minnesota High Tech Association
Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association (MMPA)
Minnesota Newspaper Association
Minnesota Spoken Word Association
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Mystery Writers of America
National and International Organizations for Technical Writers
National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
National Association of Women Writers
National Communications Association (NCA)
National Conference of Editorial Writers (NCEW)
National Writers Union
National Writers Union - Twin Cities Local
The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA)
The New Zealand Writers Guild
The North Carolina Writers' Network
Periodical Writers Association of Canada (PWAC)
Professional Editors Network (PEN) (Minnesota)
The Quebec Writers' Federation (QWF)
Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Saskatchewan Writers Guild (SWG)
Science and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA)
Society for Technical Communication (STC)
Society for Technical Communication - Twin Cities Chapter
Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Inc. (SABEW)
The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
Society of Professional Journalists
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
Technical Communicators' Forum
Technical Communicators Association of New Zealand Inc. (TCANZ)
Usability Professionals' Association (UPA)
Western Writers of America
Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS)
Writers Guild of Alberta
Writers Guild of America, West
Writers Guild of Canada (WGC)
Writers Guild of Great Britain
The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC)
Wyoming Writers, Inc.

Publication Information

These are some of the web sites that have publication information for writers, editors, and publishers:

Authors Registry [site has trouble with Back button]
Freelance Editorial Association's Code of Fair Practice
ISSN and Serial Publications
U.S. Copyright Office Home Page
U.S. Copyright Office, Copyright Basics (PDF)

On-Line Style Guides and Grammars

Listed below are some of the on-line style guides and grammars available to writers and editors:

English Grammar Online (
Guide to Grammar and Writing
MLA Style and Documentation
Online English Grammar
Style Guide for Online Hypertext
Web Style Guide

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Directory of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Technical Writers and Editors

With some search engines, it can be difficult for clients to find technical writers and editors. In a search for "Minneapolis technical writer" on Google, for example, the first 100 results currently yield just three technical writers or technical writing firms located in or serving Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Some search engines do a better job, but searching for "Minneapolis freelance technical writer", "Minneapolis contract techical writer", "technical writer resume Minneapolis", or other variations still yields long lists of links to technical writers from other parts of the country whose resumes mention the word "Minneapolis" (at best) or to irrelevant or out-dated web sites, including generic "work at home" sites (at worst). None of this makes it easy for prospective clients to find technical writers and editors.

For that reason, Winzig Consulting Services maintains a Directory of Technical Writers and Editors in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area on our Minneapolis Technical Writer web site.


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