My List of Mathematical Writing Resources for Graduate Students
Author's Resources provided by the AMS
, which includes
available from the AMS bookstore.
The MAA FOCUS submission guidelines
contains some useful guidelines on writing mathematics. (Note the suggestions to use "email", "website", and "online", rather than "e-mail", "web site", or "on line".)
Terence Tao's Advice on Writing
Remarks on Expository Writing in Mathematics
by Robert B. Ash
Tips for Authors of Mathematics
as well as
Common Mistakes in Mathematical Writing
maintained by J.S. Milne's on his website
Ten Simple Rules for Mathematical Writing
, slides from a talk by Dimitri Bertsekas
Henry Miller's 11 Commandments of Writing
with some of the best advice about writing
A Writing Checklist
to help find grammatical errors
Does punctuation go inside or outside of quotation marks?
There are different conventions used in American and British English
. Also see
How to Use Quotation Marks
by Grammar Girl.
I favor the use of logical punctuation, also called the "British style", although most North American style guides do not. See the following for more information on "logical punctuation".
Infographic on logical punctuation
A Slate article by Ben Yagoda
Writing Books (Mathematical or Otherwise)
The Long Grind of Writing a Book
) by Tom Leinster discusses why writing a book is so much more difficult than writing a paper.
a chapter from the Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition)
Some Advice when Writing a Book
Grammar and Style
Strunk and White
maintains a number of online resources, including
online versions of popular Books on English Usage and Style
The LibrarySpot list
of Grammar and Writing Style Resources
Grammar and Style links
intended for Classic Literature, but useful for many types of writing