This is a guest contribution by Anuradha Chawla from Dhost.com
Do you know the importance of online proofreading tools, sorry free online proofreading tools as they can also design your words like a professional?
Being a blogger or for that matter a freelance writer, you would agree that content is known for its quality. It is the only element that can get you maximum and good readers.
Most of us spend maximum time in deciding topic according to targeted audience, creating drafts, rewriting the final article, but we hardly devote any time to proofread.
Proofreading is a vital part of any post; it helps you to improve the quality of your post. And most importantly Google is very much particular about the grammar of our content.
Google’s bot are so intelligent to estimate out the grammatical errors in your content easily, which will eventually hurt your own blog’s authority.
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So here I take you to some best free Proofreading software that can rectify our unknown errors.
Top 10 Free Online Proofreading Tools
1. Google Docs
There’s a reason why I am mentioning Google Docs in the first place in top free online proofreading tools list. It’s not only free but also provides excellent features for editing your writing.
You can write without having an Internet connection, and your files will be saved automatically if suddenly your Internet connection got lost. All in all, Google Docs is the excellent proofreading solution for all the writers who are into essay writing, copywriting, etc.
- 15GB free space for all of the Gmail users.
- You can share the files how you want.
- Google Docs are Safe and secure to use.
2. Ginger – A Grammar & Spelling Check Software
Ginger is second free proofreading and editing software comes in my mind, and I would like you to go with it. Ginger has a lot of features similar to Polishmywriting, except some advanced features like “article error” detection. Ginger gives you the outlines for has, have, a, an, the, etc.
You can directly install their application on your computer, and its add-on extension is also available which helps you to proofread your document quickly. You can easily run its extension on Microsoft Word, Outlook, and web-browsers.
- Text Reader
- Sentence Rephraser
- Word Prediction
- Grammar Checker
- Personal Trainer
I am personally in love with Grammarly. I am using Grammarly for a couple of months now for my blog DHost.com. I can genuinely say that it’s probably the best real-time writer’s aid tool for WordPress out there.
Grammarly is the most popular tool out there and surely an attractive solution that offers a lot of features and an excellent browser integration for Chrome.
There are two methods to use Grammarly. You can either use the Chrome plugin or go with web app itself.
It’s created to present you with “a better way to write” (their words). You can write error-free content on WordPress Blog, Gmail, Hotmail, Facebook, Tumblr, Blogspot blog, etc.
You can check your content for 250 most common grammatical errors and suggest you make the revisions.
It is one of the best free proof readings tools in MS word.
Grammarly is available free of cost and has it’s premium membership for advanced features.
- Spontaneously detect and fix over more than 250 types of grammatical errors.
- MS Word and MS Outlook plugins are accessible.
- Google Chrome plugin available.
- High-Level proofreading.
- Detect plagiarism by checking your text against over eight billion web pages.(Note: This option is available only with premium membership)
- Contextual spellchecker.
- Improve word choice with context-optimized vocabulary suggestions.
To your information, it is also used by Pawan Diwakar for writing Blogging Nuts articles.
4. Paper Rater
It is another free tool to read proof your article. It analyzes your content in real-time (like others) and does the in-depth study about your content to make it 100% correct.
Some of the features Paper Rater include
- Style and Word Choice Analysis
- Smart Plagiarism Detection
- Readability Statistics
- Vocabulary Builder tool
- Spelling and Grammar Check
- Title Validation to make it ideal for various search engines
- Auto Grader for your content
It is one of my favorite tools to proofread my article online. It leads out the error in three distinct colors.
A Blue one for style suggestions, Green for grammatical errors, and a red one for the spelling error. I like the active and passive voice instructions which Polishmywriting gives. Even it presents you the results instantly and quickly which is another useful feature.
Even the best writers are prone to the odd mistakes. Slick Write is a powerful tool which helps correct and even improves your writing skills in several ways.
SpellChecker reviews your article in various languages and recommends various treasures.
It also enables you to spell check your full website. It is more beneficial to small blogs.
8. White Smoke
WhiteSmoke is another grammar and vocabulary examiner tool to get the rating and grading against your assignment and paper in advance before submitting it to the other person.
When it comes to the long paper or assignment having dozens of pages and thousands of words, it becomes hard to read the each and every line. Then it comes to the need of the WhiteSmoke that will do the same for you. Here are some of the features white smoke include:
- Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation & Style Checker
- Tutorials icon Extensive Writing Tutorials
- Translator icon Translator For Over 50 Languages
- Video icon Error Explanations and Text Enrichment
- Online Icon Works On All Android and IOS Devices
It is another error checking tool for the writers and book publishers. ProWritingAid detects spelling and grammatical mistakes or errors, copied words and removes the cliche words. It also has been featured on some of the excellent blogs in the world like The Independent, PC Pro, and MakeUseOf.
10. Language Tool
It is an open source proofreading program for more than 20 languages which includes French, German, English, etc. Language tool helps you to detect grammatical errors that an average spell checker like MS Word can’t find out.
If you’re using the OpenOffice or LibreOffice, you can also make use of this free proofreading tool “Language Tool.”
Which online proofreading tools you use?
These are some of the best free online proofreading tools I thought to share with you. If you know better tools that are not listed above, do let us know in the comments box we would love to add your choices.
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