Writers and bloggers are always looking for tools to improve their writing. Producing an error-free copy is a task. Spelling and grammatical mistakes are not only embarrassing but they also hinder the impact of your content.
Thankfully, there are several online tools that will not only improve your writing but also make the editing process a lot easier and more effective. We have listed some of these important tools that will help you polish every piece of content you write.
The Hemingway App uses artificial intelligence to identify writing errors through natural language processing. This online editing tool is popular among writers and bloggers for its convenient text editing system.
All you have to do it paste the text into the app and it will highlight sentences and phrases that are too complex. The tool goes ahead and suggests eliminating excessive adverbs and turning passive voice passages into active voice.
It will even show the readability score of a piece of writing. The tool has a counter for words, characters, paragraphs, and sentences. I personally like the user interface (UI) and the way it uses colors to represent different suggestions.
The Hemingway Editor is available for Windows and Mac for free. There is a premium desktop version, which lets you access advanced features such as offline use, exporting privileges, and the ability to directly post content into a content management system (CMS).
Grammarly is available in a form or a Google Chrome extension as well as a web-based tool. This real-time grammar and spellcheck tool provides an excellent set of editing features across a wide range of platforms.
The UI of this app is great and simple to use. You can simply copy and paste the text into the textbox for an instant grammar check and misplaced punctuation.
It also comes with a plagiarism detection feature. Grammarly claims that it corrects over 250 types of grammatical mistakes at one go. It also covers contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage.
The tool is available for free and its premium version is available via a subscription plan that starts from $29.95 per month. It's a bummer that Grammarly is available as an add-on only for Microsoft Word and not for Google Doc.
In order to use this tool for free, you will have to first sign up. ProWritingAid can be used as a standalone tool or with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or Google Chrome. Similar to other writing tools, this one edits your work and gives you an immediate feedback.
It offers insight into your text, including readability measure, overused words, sentence structure, dialogue, and much more. ProWritingAid points out cliches and unnecessary words such as who, what, when, where, and why.
The tool offers a Summary Report, which explains the edits for style and grammar. You will see thumbs up or thumbs down emojis if you hit or miss the target.
ProWritingAid is an almost complete packaged solution for all your editing worries. There is a free version with basic features but, in order to use the plagiarism checker and other features, you will have to buy the premium version.
SmartEdit does 20 different types of checks on your content. This includes checking for misspellings and misused words, looking for repeated phrases, and highlighting adverbs. It doesn’t automatically get rid of the words from your content.
The online tool also offers a redundancy list, a dialog tag counter, a prose-check system, a report on misused words, a foreign phrases usage list, and much more.
SmartEdit also searches for cliches and redundancies. There is a 10-day free trial that lets you check out all the feature. SmartEdit for Microsoft Word is available for $77.