How do you look online? It’s easy to create a blog post and hit ‘publish’ without seeing small errors— extra or missing spaces, incorrect capitals, odd punctuation, and overlooked typos.
So what? We are all human, right?
We are indeed. But this is problematic if you are working as a writer.
Mistakes roar if you are a writer, editor, agent, or publisher. People instantly assume that all your work is probably riddled with errors and will be inclined to write you off, so to speak.
It’s not just confined to online writing either. Have you ever sent off a resume only to discover a small error after you hit Send? It’s especially horrifying if you added a bit about being detail-oriented. I know. I’ve done it.
So how do you make sure your online presence represents you and your work?
Cool free tools to the rescue!
We all know about spell checking but we can’t trust it completely. It will not find differences in there, their, they’re or too, to, and two. Here is a nifty little tool that does find those things and it’s free! It works with smaller amounts of text up to 600 words.
If you want a full analysis of your work and suggestions for improving vocabulary, grammar, spelling, style, and originality then test out this fantastic tool! It will read up to 15 pages per submission for free! Just select the type of writing (story, essay) and go!
So there you have it. Technology to the rescue! It’s not 100% perfect either, but the combination with a human eye is pretty darn good.