Editing is the basis of all writing, because… yes you guessed it –
All Writing is Rewriting
So anything to make the editing process a little smoother right?
Here are 3 of my favorite sweet and simple writing tools, which I use all the time.
I hope you enjoy them.
Grammarly, as the name suggests is a instant Grammar checker and can
- Instantly find and correct over 250 types of grammatical mistakes
- Context-optimized vocabulary suggestions -Improve word choice with context-optimized vocabulary suggestions
- Plagiarism detector -Avoid plagiarism by checking your texts against over 8 billion web pages
There is a monthly fee for the grammarly program to get the full works, but there is also Grammarly Lite which is free-Yeah!!
check it out at http://www.grammarly.com
B: Simple Note
Simplenote is an app which is perfect for taking notes, writing on the fly. And because it syncs with all your devices, then you can reach your notes anywhere. You can organizing your notes with tags, but there is nothing fancy about it. In fact no formatting allowed! However, it’s also a perfect adjunct to Scrivener until Scrivener comes up with an iPad app (hopefully in late 2014) Sections of your larger text on Scrivener can be sent to Simplenote, edited and seamlessly compiled back into your larger doc. complete with edits.
C: Pro-Writing Aid
- Online grammar and spelling checker;
- Improve readability;
- Find overused words;
- Improve dull paragraph structure;
- Find repeated words and phrases;
- Check for consistency of spelling, hyphenation, and capitalization;
- Eliminate clichés and redundancies;
- Create a word cloud of your text;
- Eliminate vague, abstract, and complex words from your writing;
- Analysis of sentiment, alliteration, and writing time-line.
The one I’ve found to be incredibly useful is checking overused words. Whoa! Do I really repeat myself that much? The report tells you how many times you’ve used a word, makes a recommendation as to how many recurrences to take out. It highlights the text, and makes it real easy to track the edits you make. For premium customers for either Windows or Mac there is WordPress integration. For Windows (Grrr, not for Mac) there is an integration of Word.
Do you use these tools, or have equivalent ones you feel work better? What are your 3 favorite writing tools?
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