New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Clear guidance on topics and words that commonly cause difficulties

This specialist dictionary proves an essential guide to the written word, with thousands of brief informative entries to support your work, whether you are writing or editing.

  • Spellings of difficult and unusual words
  • Alternative and American / British forms
  • Help with hyphenation, capitalization, and abbreviations
  • Proper names, titles of books, and names of fictional characters
First published a hundred years ago as the Author’s and Printer’s Dictionary, this latest edition has been prepared using the resources of Oxford dictionaries and with the advice of publishing experts. Its concise A-Z entries are consistent with those given in Oxford dictionaries, but it also contains a great many additional terms that will not be found in most standard dictionaries.