Editing Tools
1. Grammarly

Grammarly is a proofreading tool that helps you spot grammatical errors, typos, and awkward sentences. Download the web extension and Grammarly will correct anything written in a web browser (yes, even your Tweets and Facebook updates). Though I don’t rely on Grammarly alone for my proofreading needs, it is a fast and efficient tool that I highly recommend. Check out Grammarly here.

2. Hemingway Editor

The Hemingway Editor evaluates a piece of writing for clarity and simplicity. It calculates readability and highlights adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated words. This is an excellent web application for learning how to write effectively. Check out Hemingway Editor here.

3. Readability Score

This web application helps you improve your writing by measuring the readability of your text. A readability score tells you roughly what level of education someone would need in order to read your piece of text easily. Find out how easy your writing is to read. Check out Readability Score here.

4. Pro Writing Aid

I personally tried out this website and I love it so much, it gives you in-depth summaries of everything you can think of. It tells you what words you use repeatedly and how your grammar and spelling is. It will tell you that the lengths of your sentences are too long or short and everything, honestly I would check it out, they have a premium version where you have to pay but most of it is free if you just sign up! It’s great!!!

There is more!!!
here are some other great editing apps you should definitely consider (all of them offer free versions)

this one is great I love it


ADVICE (example: what publishers don’t like in first chapters, signs your book cover design isn’t right, and more)

EDITING (where to find editors, editing apps, editing tips, are you ready for an editor)
PUBLISHING (contests you can get paid to share your stories, how to get a literary agent, how to self-publish through amazon, how to get published through NYtimes)

STOP PROCRASTINATION (websites to help not procrastinate, writing prompts, how to up creativity, how to finish a story you stopped ect)

Ect (I will post blogs and stuff here for extra info about the writing community)

This is also a great place to get to know writers and be apart of a great writing community.

Here are some more editing tips to add on…

I have a lot of problems with keeping my verb tense consistent so I really found this website extremely helpful!

I also saw this pinterest board with a TON of great tips for editing if you are an editor or you plan on editing your book by yourself.

I will post more soon, sending my love! Remember to join my discord if you want more help and links!!!

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I’ll add a couple.

Written? Kitten! gives you pictures of kittens after you write a certain number of words. You can change the kittens to bunnies or puppies if that’s more your thing, and the word count goal for the images to pop up.

Another one is Write or Die. You can set your goals and if you want to have rewards for completing a goal, or torture yourself with an annoying noise. You can export what you write in the thing.


^ They are really good but if your on the free version they only help you edit the first 500 words people who pay can upload an entire manuscript they have no limit

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Yes but it also lets you get a full summary for free i’m pretty sure which is helpful…

In case you haven’t had enough here are some other great websites, I only have tried out the last one personally so I can’t verify if the other ones are free…

1. AutoCrit

Real authors rarely rely on automated editing software, but AutoCrit is different.
This tool will analyze your entire manuscript and suggest insightful improvements in terms of repetition, word choice, the strength of the writing, pacing, and momentum, and more. The report will force you to rethink every sentence and paragraph you’ve written.


This is one of the rare online tools that are specifically aimed at editing novels and short stories. This means that you won’t need to cut the text in several sections just to run it through the software.
Although SmartEdit cannot replace a real editor, it will help you spot most of the flaws when you go through your own draft.
The tool runs a series of 20 individual checks on the content. Then, it highlights the possible problems, such as misused or misspelled words, adverbs, repetitive words and phrases, and more.


Your book will magically become more appealing when you cut out all unnecessary phrases and words.
That’s a difficult thing to do when you read the draft version since you want to express yourself with as many words as possible. WordRake proofreading software will increase your awareness: you can make a stronger impression by using fewer words.

After the Deadline

This is a grammar checker that’s much more efficient than Word’s Grammar and Spelling feature. The main difference is that After the Deadline focuses on context.
When you run the content through this software, it will underline all potential issues. However, the tool also offers explanations that help you make the text flawless and more readable.
Automated tools are great for conducting spelling and grammar checks, but don’t forget that you shouldn’t trust them unconditionally.
No software can replace an actual editor, which is why we offered a versatile collection of online resources. The right combination of tools will help you polish out your manuscript to perfection.
There is no need to be afraid of the editing stages.
You don’t have to aim for perfection when you try to proofread and edit the book you wrote; just make it as clean as possible before forwarding it to the editor.

I found these on a website and I copied the descriptions also in them, I will put the website below.

If you want to check for overused words with ProWritingAid when you’re using the free browser version, the summary will give a list of words that it says are overused and you just ctrl+f and find those words. If you use overuse word check on the free version, it’ll base how many have’s are there in that 500 word sample.

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oh okay that makes a lot of sense, thank you. I bet it will still be very helpful if you stay using the same writing style through your novel or writing!

Here are a couple more I found with good ratings on


The WhiteSmoke is also found to be a great online proofreading tool free for the users also a best “proofreading software for writers” especially. It has several features in checking the content mistakes in a better way. It does everything for managing the perfect content without any flaws. By viewing the WhiteSmoke grammar checker review, you could get the in-depth analysis of this proofreading tool.

Ginger Software

Ginger Grammar Checker tool is a perfect companion for the online proofreading as well as mobile proofreading via their keyboard application. Ginger online proofreading has huge fame for the proofreading process due to its lightning fast correcting of errors in the written content. Ginger software is well known as free sentence rephrase too.
Here, is a breezy look at a comparison of the above three online proofreading and editing software - Grammarly, WhiteSmoke, and Ginger. However, Ginger is not an optimal choice as document proofreading software.

Hopping in to add Scribophile.

Scribophile was a blessing when I started writing. It works on a Karma system, where you can only post your work for critique if you’ve critiqued others beforehand. It’s a great and fair system, and I’ve had so much help from this site that it’s ridiculous. You can be a free user, but I think the limit is you can only post 2 pieces of work at a time, and you’re limited to the spotlight access. For those who have a spare $100 or so a year, it’s worth upgrading to premium whenever you want.

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