Need to get your grammar in gear? Give your content a once over by computerized eyes with these grammar tools for writers. And, no, Grammarly and the beloved bane the Hemingway App not included. While Grammarly is the go-to editing software online, it is also one of the most expensive. Plus, if you don’t like it, you won’t use it. Want another option? There are some new grammar tools in town to disrupt your edits.
Google Docs Automating Grammar Correction
Here’s a grammar program that is so fresh it’s not even out yet. Check out Google Docs and the G Suite Docs Grammar Early Adopter Program (EAP). This is a user experience (UX) research study that is currently open to applications from grammar gurus like yourself. Those participants will be the first to use the latest automation features that Google Docs will eventually offer via the EAP. What features are we talking about?
- Grammar suggestions along with spelling checks
- Improved language suggestions
- Automation to allow you to assign actions and find content that relates to your context
Right now you can sign up to be a guinea pig in the EAP—and one of the first writers and grammar lovers to use this automated grammar technology.
OK, so if you need a Grammarly break check out Ginger Software. Consistently battling for the top place among online editors and writers, this is an extensive grammar tool that is available for all devices including Android Keyboard. You can also select Ginger for Business, which is standalone from Ginger for Schools.
One cool feature on the Ginger site is the Sentence Rephraser. As a web content writer covering everything from chiropractic clinics to truck driving jobs, you tend to find a niche or subject you know best. The ones you write best. But what happens when you’ve burned through all of the different ways you can phrase “acupuncture and chiropractic adjustment services,” you need some help. The Sentence Rephraser by Ginger is a free tool just for this purpose.
Let’s put a sentence in the Sentence Rephraser and see it in action:
As a web content writer covering everything from chiropractic clinics to truck driving jobs, you tend to find a niche or subject you know best.
After I Gingered it:
As a web content writer covering everything from chiropractic clinics to truck driving jobs, you tend to find a niche or a subject you know best.
So no major changes, just the addition of an “a” there. A refreshing way to make sure your sentences are readable at the least while giving you the confidence that your content is good to go.
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“Welcome. I’m the Whispering Wordsmith of the Woods, An Old Man Willow type cunning the lit forest, Disrupting textbookish writers with grammar snaps and cracks.” As a professional web content writer for small-to-medium businesses, Miranda B understands how to effectively balance technical jargon and personal brand messaging. Her content is sticky, evergreen when expected to be, and always creative. Keep ’em coming back for more, that’s Miranda’s motto!