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I’ve been writing for ages, as most writers will tell you. I have not, however, been writing “online” until a few years back. I was “old school”, preferring pen and paper, and I have all the notebooks to prove it. There really is something special about putting pen to paper. It’s magic.
But since time waits for no man, I have had to limit my pen and paper writing and convert to a laptop. This has shaved hours off my day as I’m no longer transcribing my chicken scratch, but I found I had a lot to learn if I was to maintain a profitable day, time-wise.
Let me introduce you to three editing programs I use almost daily. Want to know the best part? All three programs are FREE!
If I were to choose a favorite amongst the three, although they differ in services, I would say this editing program wins out.
It is the only program I have purchased a subscription through because I use it extensively. As a writer, I need to edit thousands of words a day and the free option only provides editing on 500 words at a time.
Which is great if you only need a page or blog post edited. (Or if you want to check out why I think Pro Writing Aid is so incredible!) But for me, I needed something large scale and their premium version delivers.
You upload a document (or text) and select from over 20 editing tools ranging from Grammar to Sentence Length to Readability.
Adverbs are the bane of my existence. I pop them like candy in everything I write and have the hardest time finding them when I edit. Pro Writing Aid highlights all those adverbs and passive tenses which slow my sentences. I would pay for this one service alone!
When I say this editing program is a writer’s best friend, I make no exaggeration. If you want to try it out, you can download for FREE here: Pro Writing Aid
Ok, now it’s YOUR turn! What program do you use? Which of these editing programs have you tried? Tell me what you use and why in the comments. I’m always open to trying new things!