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    Proofreading and copyediting software

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Thepoet, Dec 8, 2011.

    Hello every body

    I have just joined the forum today, I am a poet and sometime I write short stories. I would like to install a proofreading software in my mac-laptop could someone recommend to me the best proofreading and copy-editing software for professional writing
     
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    I know of "Grammarly" but I have never used it. If anyone has, I'd love to hear if it's good. I know you can try it for free...
     
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    professionals don't use software for proofreading or editing... they use only what's inside their skull...
     
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    I use Master Edit. It doesn't check for grammar errors, etc. Rather it is a useful tool to help you catch mistakes. It has functions like "Repeated Phrases," Repeated Words," "Paramedic Method," etc.

    It's worth checking out. A new version is coming out in a few days. http://masteredit.net
     
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    I have been using Grammarly for the past two days - it is ok so far, but it is an online one, you can not install it in your computer - You get 7 days free trial after that you choose either monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription. So far is the most recommended one.
     
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    This one work only for PC - not useful for me, would have loved to try it.
     
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    You are right - I am not professional yet but since I need my work to be professional then I need tools to guide me to produce the best piece of writings.
     
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    I'm with mammamaia on this. Proofread your stuff yourself.
     
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    Proofread it on paper, too. The computer screen shouldn't be the only place you edit.
     
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    I'll bump this thread. I just installed Grammarly, but only the free version. It does find some useful things, but also mysteriously says how many more advanced problems it finds.

    How useful do people here find Grammarly? What similar systems are there? How much of an advantage is the full paid version of Grammarly?
     

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