Get It Right With Writing Enhancement Software
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Writing enhancement software helps columnists, copywriters, novelists, bloggers and other writers fine-tune their writing so that it is clear, concise and grammatically correct. TopTenREVIEWS has just refreshed its Writing Enhancement Software review to include the latest features of each application. The reviewers created a writing sample, full of grammatical errors, to test each one of the grammar checker applications to see how many mistakes each software package could find. They also checked each product for helpful reference tools, which will aid in writing enhancement.
"No writing enhancement software package can replace a human editor," said Lecia Monsen, Managing Editor of TopTenREVIEWS, "but a good grammar-checking application will catch the majority of errors and give you informative feedback to help you become a better writer."
The Top 3:
1. WhiteSmoke: WhiteSmoke is the Gold Award winner because it can check grammar either in a word processor or online. It also features a wide variety of editing tools and an up-to-date dictionary and thesaurus. Additionally, this application can translate text into 11 different languages and check the grammar for those languages as well.
2. CorrectEnglish: The Silver Award winner is an online application, so it is accessible on any computer with an internet connection. It features helpful writing tutorials and a number of templates. The user-friendly layout makes it easy to edit an article and export it to a word processor or upload it to a website.
3. Microsoft Word: Many people think of MS Word as simply a word processor, but it is the Bronze Award winner because of its intuitive interface and customizable grammar-check options. Writers around the world commonly use Microsoft Word, yet many people underestimate the built-in spelling and grammar checker.
What Makes Top-Notch Writing Enhancement Software?
High quality writing enhancement software will locate errors and help writers learn from their mistakes. It will go beyond locating simple spelling errors to check the syntax of the written content. This will alert authors to any potential problems in their writing and help them maintain their credibility with their readers.
Editing Tools: In addition to a basic spell check, writing enhancement software should also check for advanced grammar rules and word usage. It should give helpful explanations as to why the application marked the word or sentence as erroneous and offer alternatives, if applicable. Some applications are also able to check your grammar on Facebook or within an email without having to copy and paste the text into another window.
Performance: A software package may claim to check for certain grammatical mistakes, but how does it really hold up? TopTenREVIEWS tested each application to see which one caught the most errors in the test paragraph. This way, they were able to see if the writing enhancement software really would find punctuation errors and correct confusing modifiers.
Reference Tools: A built-in dictionary and thesaurus will help enrich a writer's text. Some writing enhancement applications also offer templates and writing tutorials to help you get started. Additionally, translation tools will help authors write correctly in a variety of languages.
Help & Support: A good grammar checking application should be backed up by a thorough support system. If a writer has questions on how to use the software or about grammar in general, a FAQs page, forum or customer support team should be available to answer those questions.
Using writing enhancement software can help you perfect your writing skills by pointing out errors and teaching you how to become a better writer. This type of editing software isn't as thorough as a human editor is, but it provides a quick and easy way to check your grammar before you present your writing to the world.