Helpful Sites to Use When Editing Papers
Mrs. McIver

 

www.paperrater.com - Online Proofreader

  • 100% FREE
  • No downloads
  • It's simple - just copy and paste your essay into the space given
  • View detailed stats about word choice, grammar, spelling, and more
  • Your manuscript will be analyzed immediately in real-time

 

www.spellcheckplus.com

·      100% FREE

·      No downloads

·      Copy and paste your text into the space given.  There is a limit on how much text you can paste, so sometimes you need to go paragraph by paragraph.

·      Presents color-coded results for items to look at closer, and items that need modification. When you hold your mouse over each suggestion, the new changes appear and you can accept or ignore each one.

·      It doesn’t explain WHY you need to change things very well, but it will show you what you need to change.

 

SAS Writing Reviser (a Google Docs add-on)

·      Go to the Chrome Store and search for this add-on

·      100% FREE

·      Revise your writing with the help of this tool. It allows you to focus on your purpose and audience, essay structure, and use of written language (sentence economy, variety, power, and clarity). You'll learn to ask questions experienced writers ask automatically. As a result, you'll begin to express yourself with greater precision and power.

·      This is more of an advanced tool for writers who are ready to take their writing to the next level.

 

www.grammarly.com

·      FREE

·      Copy and paste any English text into Grammarly’s online text editor or install Grammarly’s free browser extension for Chrome and Safari.

·      Make sure you sign up for the FREE version

·      Carries out more than 250 grammar checks

·      Proofreads and detects for plagiarism – provides citations for materials that it finds that are from other sources

·      Presents potential errors one at a time, with commonly confused words or faulty sentences highlighted in light red and a text box below offering an explanation that provides good and bad examples and suggests corrections.

 

www.hemingwayapp.com

·      FREE

·      This is a desktop app; simply paste your text into the online editor.

·      The app highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow sentence, shorten or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost .

·      You can utilize a shorter word in place of a purple one. Mouse over it for hints.

·      Adverbs are helpfully shown in blue. Get rid of them and pick verbs with force instead.

·      Phrases in green have been marked to show passive voice.

·      You can format your text with the toolbar.

 

prowritingaid.com

·      FREE

·      Online text editor

·      Paste your text into the space given.

·      Reviews sentences with issues and transitions