In this blog, we shall focus on the essential online writing tools that content writers can use to increase the quality of their content while keeping the process of writing easy and less time-consuming.

Let us face it! There’s a lot of written website content out there and more keep on being updated every minute. Everyone from big companies, bloggers, social media influencers, advertisers, to online marketing professionals know that content is the way to go. But how can you gain an advantage over all these competitors as a content writer?

There are several online writing tools that you should not lack as a content writer. In this post, we shall look at the best 2 online tools that you can use to check for grammatical and spelling errors and also for plagiarism in your content.

Tools to check for spelling errors, grammatical errors and plagiarism

The quality and impact of your content largely depend on whether it is grammatically correct. If you are writing a guide for example to reach an audience in the United Kingdom, you should ensure you use British English so that a person from the UK can easily read and understand. The same applies to when targeting audiences from any other parts of the world.

But to be honest, nobody is fluent in all languages. You may be a native English writer but probably from the US and you may not produce content that is well optimized for an audience in the UK for example. And that is where grammar checking tools come in.

Also, when writing, it is common to make some spelling and grammar errors which you may hardly notice as you write. To ensure that your content is impeccable, you should use editing tools to catch those errors.

If you are a freelance writer for example on platforms like Fiverr or Upwork, you have probably come across clients who require native British English writers or native US English writer, and so on. That does not mean you cannot do the job! You only have to get a good tool that will help you edit your content to fit into the required English version.

Below are some of the top editing and grammar checking tools you will find online.

1.      Grammarly
Grammarly Logo

Grammarly is the Best Spelling & Grammar Checker any writer can have. It is always a good habit to run your content through Grammarly after writing.

It helps you to spot spelling errors, grammatical errors, assists you in optimizing your text to make it more readable depending on the geographical location of your audience and also check for plagiarism.

Grammarly screenshot

Grammarly has an option in its setting where you can select the language that you want to use. If you are writing in American English for example, you simply set the language preference to English and select American English. If you are writing in British English, you set the language to English and select British English.

It has plugins for web browsers and Microsoft office applications that enable you to edit your content directly from where you are writing it from. If you down the web browser plugin for example, and enable it, Grammarly will always capture any spelling and grammatical errors when you write anything on the web including when writing emails, resumes, job application in platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer.com, and the like. It will also help you edit you Google Docs documents.

If you download and install the Microsoft plugin, Grammarly will detect and assist you to edit any content you write using Microsoft Office applications like Microsoft Word.

To use Grammarly, you simply register for free and choose the plan you want.

Most writers use the free plan. It allows you to:

  • Spot and correct spelling mistakes
  • Optimizing content to fit specific Language
  • Spot and correct grammatical errors
  • Identify sentences and phrases that are too complex and suggest ways of making them more readable
  • Eliminate excessive adverbs and turn passive voice constructions into active voice

If you need more than what the free plan offers, you can subscribe to the premium plan. The premium plan for example offers plagiarism checking.

2.      Hemingway Editor

Hemingway app screenshot

This is another editing tool that is similar to Grammarly. It assists bloggers and writers to:

  • Spot and correct spelling mistakes
  • Spot and correct grammatical errors
  • Identify sentences and phrases that are too complex and suggest ways of making them more readable
  • Eliminate excessive adverbs and turn passive voice constructions into active voice
  • Determine the document readability score
  • Change the style setting of a document
  • Export document in a .html or markdown format

To use it you can simply download its standalone app for either Windows or macOS.

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