How to edit writing like a pro

Everyone in the modern world is preaching how good writing is for you and I couldn’t agree anymore with them. It’s an awesome activity with too many pros to mention here. But, there is one problem with preaching writing. Everyone learns to write but no one learns to edit writing or proofread it. In the end, we have a lot of unedited articles, blogs and books. That could be amazing pieces of writing but they’re horrible to read.

I say no more! Today, I will be sharing with you; my 3 favourite apps and websites to edit writing. These 3 apps will make sure you always have the ability to write masterpieces with no spelling or grammar errors in your way.

Grammarly

Grammarly is one of the most famous writing editors to come out of the world in the last few years. It constantly scans your writing in everything. From Emails to Word Docs and everything between. It highlights all spelling/grammar errors and gives you ways to improve readability.

It’s free to install the Chrome Plugin and to sign up for the basic account. So I recommend you check it out, which you can do here.

Hemingway App

The Hemingway App is very like Grammarly in the nature of its work. It is available for free on their website or you can pay $19.99 for the desktop app. But the free version will contain all the features you need. The app highlights all the problems in your text like Passive voice, Adverbs, Hard and very hard to read sentences in different colours.

It’s a super helpful app to have in your editing arsenal and I recommend you check it out, which you can do here.

ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid has got the most features on this list but at the same time, it also carries a high price tag. At $40 a year if you want to be able to edit without a 500-word limit which is all the free version can handle. But other than word limit removal, the paid app gives you a plagiarism checker. A great addition for the students among us. And, then to top it off you get a built-in contextual thesaurus so you always have the best word!

Although it’s the most expensive app on this list. It’s still worth taking a look if you’re serious about getting into writing or want to take your career to the next level. Check it out here.

Conclusion

Personally, I use a mixture of these apps in my writing and it differs depending on the application. For everyday life, I depend on the use of Grammarly for checking my every word. But, when it comes to writing a medium post or something similar then the Hemingway App is my go-to app. I haven’t actually had much time to use with ProWritingAid but it seems very promising so I included it on this list.

If you use any of these on your next writing project then you’re sure to be editing like a pro in no time at all! Your self-editing ability will always be improving alongside your writing talent. If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact me on Twitter or on my website: conermurphy.com.

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