Tools to improve the article quality

Tools to improve the article quality

Want to improve the quality of your articles? Here are 8 tools you can use today. Bonus, they’re all free! Check them out below and let us know what you think on Twitter or in the comments section!

1) Grammarly

Grammarly can help you eliminate spelling and grammar mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes do not sound too different from what was meant, but they can alter your message and make it look unprofessional. Grammarly will be your savior in such situations. It is available for a free trial, and after that, you need to pay $29/month for a premium account. Read our review of Grammarly here .

2) Hemingway App

Hemingway App is a free app that checks your writing for readability. The app counts words, characters, sentences and paragraphs, plus it gives you a readability score so you can see how easy (or difficult) your writing is to understand. It’s simple and fast—it only takes about a minute or two to use—and it can help you identify areas of improvement for both readability and vocabulary usage. A high school student might have scored pretty high on Hemingway’s scale because his language is simple; however, he might have used long words that some readers might not know. Remember: Write at an eighth-grade level (think The Elements of Style by Strunk & White).

3) Scrivener

Scrivener, available for both Mac and Windows, is a content-generation tool that helps you out with all aspects of your writing. It has a word processor built in, it has corkboard features that allow you to keep track of ideas, research and other things you might want to reference during your writing process. It also gives you great organizational tools for drafting and reviewing multiple documents. Scrivener can be a pricey program but it’s well worth it. It has become my go-to program when starting any major writing project or even just kicking around an idea that might turn into something bigger.

4) Punctuate It!

Sentence structure can go a long way in helping or hurting your message. If a sentence is awkwardly constructed, it can be confusing or lose its intended impact. That’s why knowing how to properly punctuate your writing is essential. It’s not so much about knowing all of these rules and sticking with them; it’s more about learning what they are and then knowing when and where you should use them (along with when you shouldn’t). The same goes for other types of grammar; start small and work your way up. Learn one rule at a time, then add another one as you gain experience over time. It will take practice—don’t expect perfection right away! There’s always room for improvement, after all.

5) Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test

The Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test is one of a number of tests that checks an essay’s readability level. The test determines whether an individual can understand your text, assuming a 10th grade reading level. Most humans can easily comprehend an eighth-grade level; and most adults have about an 11th grade reading level. If you find yourself having trouble writing at such a low grade level, you should consider simplifying your language and sentence structure until you are able to write at a higher grade level.

6) The Hemingway Editor

This nifty tool grades your writing by measuring reading level, word choice, sentence structure, etc. It’s a nice way to get outside of your own head and see how others will respond to your content. ProWritingAid: Get suggestions for improving your copy with ProWritingAid. This free online editing service checks for dozens of things—including grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes—to make sure that you’re saying what you mean. Grammarly: This free tool does just about everything else mentioned above and also offers a number of advanced features such as plagiarism detection and style editing with user-specific recommendations. Word Counter: Don’t let words get in your way!

7) Ginger Software

Are you an avid writer? Maybe you’re getting started, but unsure of how well your writing actually does. Ginger Software’s Proofreader Pro will check your writing for grammatical and spelling errors, missing words, ambiguous words, and more. It will also offer suggestions for improvements where it can!

8) Focus Writer

When writing on demand, it’s easy to lose your train of thought or get distracted by other tasks. FocusWriter is a tool that helps you keep your writing session focused and distraction-free, tracking your progress in real time as you work. This can help you avoid writer’s block by keeping track of exactly how much progress you make during a given session, so there are no unfinished thoughts or stories left untold. In addition, FocusWriter has built-in syncing across devices so that any notes or ideas you have will always be accessible later.

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