When you’re ready to edit

I found this the other day while surfing the internet on editing advice. I’m not very good at editing (especially in my own writing) so I need all the help I can get. It’s an auto edit program which offers limited free usage or you can purchase for unlimited access. I thought I’d share it with you. I’ve used the free service a few times and it’s already help me see some of the mistakes I commonly make and forced me to be more creative.

It’s called the Autocrit Manuscript Editing Software.

The free service allows you to look for over used words, repeated phrases, and sentence length variation. The paid service offers much more including a pacing monitor and cliché finder.

This website also offers tons of writing advice. Click Help/Advice then Advice for Writers to view a complete page of useful tips and answer to various questions. Not to mention tons of helpful articles on every subject known to writers.

6 thoughts on “When you’re ready to edit

  • kathanink

    This is great!! LOL – a cliche finder…I think a cursory review of my draft will find plenty of those!

    I wonder if the free version will reveal how many times my protag “walked” somewhere, and that I think I used the same dream sequence twice.

  • kathanink

    BTW, I posted a note to Ann Linquist about us all finishing our NaNo novels. It’s under her post “I Believe.”

  • This looks really interesting. Thanks for sharing it, Dayner!

    I can’t wait to try it out and see how it works. I hope it develops a plot for me!

    I’m gonna head over to Ann’s site now…

  • Wow I tried this out and found several areas where I can improve my writing!

    Thanks for this link Dayner! I’ll be using it often!

    Please pass along anything like this you can find.

  • Amazing. I will check it out when I’m more ambitious. Thanks for sharing.

  • I just tried this, and it looks like it could be a really useful tool. Thanks for sharing it.

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