If you are a blogger or freelance writer, you must be aware of the importance of quality content to attract readers.
Many of us spend maximum time on deciding topic according to the targeted audience, creating drafts, rewriting the final article, but we hardly give much time to proofread.
Proofreading is a vital part of any article; it helps you to improve the quality of an article.
As a blogger, I have to keep an eye on the quality of my article, especially when English is not my first language.
I often make stupid mistakes like using the active / passive voice, tension, etc. When I started blogging, I hated proofreading.
Later I realized that it is better to read my article the next day or after a few hours. So my mind is fresh and few fresh ideas will click when correcting my article. I make many mistakes, but proofreading helps me to reduce the number of errors when writing.
Here are a few things I keep in mind when proofreading an article:
- Take a break before proofreading your finished article. It is better if you proofread after an hour or better the next day.
- Choose a quiet place where you can proofread your article so you don’t lose concentration.
- Reading aloud. This way you can easily find out what is wrong with the sentence structure.
- If you find an error, do not wait until you have read the entire document.
- Use proofreading tools.
I always prefer to use proofreading tools (generally online). Whenever I start proofreading my article, I use the proofreading tool so that I can find errors in my writing, and I can correct them within seconds.
Here I am listing such six online proofreading tools which will help you to improve the quality of your article. Do remember, none of these tools can be 100% accurate as by the end of the day they are just a machine. Still, it will help you to lower down the number of common English mistakes we make.
6 free Online Proofreading tools to use in 2020
If you are looking for a single recommendation for the proof-reading tool, look no further than Grammarly. This is a multi-purpose tool for writers and bloggers. You can paste your content after writing, and this will check for any spelling or grammatical mistakes. Check out Grammarly review.
You can also directly upload the doc file and it will proof-reading your document.
2. Atomic Reach
Atomic Reach is an AI-based content optimization tool that does more than just proofread your content. The AI machine optimizes your content to be more results-oriented for your target audience. It all sounded fantastic to me, but when I tried this tool, I was overwhelmed by the results. In fact, I optimize this paragraph using this AI-based proofreading and content optimization tool.
The grammar check is not as robust as Grammarly, but other features make it worth every penny you spend on this tool
Linguix uses artificial intelligence to find mistakes in your writing, and it suggests on how to fix it. With a single click, you can start fixing all grammatical and spelling errors.
Linguix is well suited for Bloggers, Students, Editors, and also for academic writing. Linguix also works out of the box on all popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
This free proofreading tool works on WordPress, and Google docs as well. Overall, you are going to enjoy using Linguix.
Polishmywriting is my favorite tool to proofread my article online. It points out the error in three different colors. A red one for the spelling error, Blue one for style suggestions and Green for grammatical errors.
I like the active and passive voice suggestions which Polishmywriting provides. Even it provides you the results quickly and easily which is another good feature.
Ginger is another proofreading tool I like. It works almost the same like Polishmywriting, but it also takes care of your “article error” like using the, a, an.
Polishmywriting doesn’t give you suggestions for a, an, the, have, has, etc. So, if you are low in such kind of errors, then you must use Ginger Proofreading tool. There is an extension for ginger proofreading available so that you can proofread your document quickly.
6. Slick Write:
If you are not in a hurry and want to analysis your writing in detail, then you must check out Slick Write. Slick Write not only points out your errors but also gives you an analysis of your writing which lists phrases, filler words, uncommon words, adverbs, passive words, prepositions and lots more.
Once in a while, I keep track of how I am improving my writing with Slick Write. It’s an excellent way to know progress in the quality of your writing.
PaperRater is another tool to proofread your articles. It not only provides you suggestions for grammatical mistakes, styles, etc. But also, check your article title and rate your overall work like your vocabulary, word choice, style, etc.
Just like Slick Write, it is an excellent way to analysis your writing, but I don’t like when I have to select a few options like title, education level, type of paper submitting, checking terms and conditions. Overall, it’s worth giving a try.
Even these are awesome online proof-reading tools, but there is nothing better than manual proofreading. But these tools are a good way to start proofreading your documents to find quick errors.
You should also try to keep a check on common mistakes that you make so that you don’t repeat your mistakes while writing something. Here are a few more articles to help you improve English writing:
If you have any other tip for better proofreading does share them in the comments.
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