If you’re not aware, ProWritingAid is one of the big web-based editing tools out there. It’s ordinarily a subscription-based service, which is terrible. Today they’re selling a lifetime license at 50% off, for $120, here: prowritingaid.com/en/Landing/Promotion/V3r1r
This isn’t a referral link. I use ProWritingAid for everything I write at my desktop, and strongly recommend it to literally everyone. Beyond just being a glorified grammar check, it has some really cool features I’ve found amazing:
A “word explorer” that gives you contextually related words, rhymes, alliteration and collocation, and examples from many songs and books. My favorite tool for building up a nuanced paragraph that becomes more than just the sum of its parts.
Explanation for many grammar rules as tooltips when it detects poor grammar. A fantastic step for newer writers to take before sending a manuscript full of novice’s ignorance to a dozen beta readers and being overwhelmed by the same pedantic highlights of every grammatical mistake a dozen times over.
Detection of repeated phrases and close repeats in general.
Visual graphs showing sentence length.
Custom house style guide support. Create your own rules and be notified when you break them!
Unfortunately, a lot of the younger people on here for which premium PWA would be amazing don’t necessarily have a spare $120 lying around, but it’s still something to check out for the future and maybe look at saving toward when a sale comes around again.
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