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Free Online Writing Advice for English Students and Professionals Alike

This is a guest post by Mariana Ashley.

Writing is something we all can afford to get better at. Whether you are writing for a school paper, a personal blog or a professional business, good grammar, punctuation, spelling and technique is important for standing apart in today’s competitive world.

Many people like to think that they learned everything they need to know about writing in grade school, but the truth is, most of us haven’t even begun to chip away at the iceberg known as the English language. If you want to reach the true pinnacle of intellectualism and professionalism, it is important to regularly brush up on proper grammar and writing style. Listed below are four free online resources to help you climb the mountain of great writing.

This online version of the near century-old magazine, Writer’s Digest, features of plethora of resources for writers; including free webinars and grammar quizzes and delivery of a free weekly e-newsletter. Each newsletter includes writing prompts for practice, news from the writing world, tips for publication and the latest content from the Writer’s Digest Bloggers. Currently, when you sign up to receive the weekly e-newsletter, you will also receive a free download of the 101 Best Websites for Writers list.

This website is managed by a team of professional writing experts, many of whom contribute work to other noteworthy websites and blogs such as and Readers of this informational site can choose to receive its daily tips via email or just visit when in need of an answer. The site features insightful tips related to grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Additional content includes book reviews, business writing tips, fiction writing tips and freelance writing tips.

Although this site is not exclusively about writing, it does contain a brief writing section. One article worth checking out, though, is “10 Writing Tips from the Masters.” The article has been very popular among the reading-writing crowd, as it has received over 400 Facebook likes and over 300 tweets. It is essentially a collection of quotes from several revered writers, such as Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Ray Bradbury. Expounding on these quotes, the author of the article garners ten concise writing tips from them which any writer can appreciate and learn from.

This website is a provided by The Center for Writing Studies, an interdisciplinary academic unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Although the center is a resource for students of the university, the website does contain an online Writers Workshop with free resources for the public. In addition to an extensive online grammar handbook, the workshop also provides the public with information on citation styles, resources for English as a Second Language (ESL) students and writing tips for all sorts of genres.

About the Author

Mariana Ashley has loved to write since she first learned the alphabet. After completing her English degree, she moved to the big city and began her career as a freelance writer. Mariana contributes most of her work to the education resource and particularly enjoys covering topics related to education trends in the US, student life and career advice. Feel free to reach out to her via email at

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One Response to 'Free Online Writing Advice for English Students and Professionals Alike'

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