7 writing and language sites you should know about

Learn writing mechanics, grammar rules, word histories and more from these useful sites. One even offers rhymes, antonyms and ‘sentences with’ options.

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As a medical writer, I often end up spending more time researching an article than I do writing it. In that research, I often discover new online sites and tools.

In this week’s post, I share some lesser-known online resources that can help make your writing, editing and researching tasks easier.


This site was developed by the Plain Language Action and Information Network, which is a group of federal employees who support the use of clear communication in government writing. The site includes humorous examples and resources on thinking about your audience, organizing your text, using plain language writing principle, and writing for the Web. My favorite part of the site is the word suggestions page.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

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