5 tools to help improve your business writing

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10/24/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Your business writing—emails, letters, documents, and even text messages—can be an opportunity to make a great impression, but misspellings, confused words, or awkward sentences can quickly turn your writing into a liability. Improve your business writing and make it easier to catch mistakes with these five online tools.

  • Grammarly Billed as better than the built-in spell checker, Grammarly is an app that checks your writing for grammar and common writing mistakes in addition to spelling errors. It can alert you to when you might have missed a comma and keeps an eye out for words that are sometimes confused. A premium subscription gives you access to more features, such as access to a paid proofreading service.
  • Lynda Want to improve your overall business writing skills? Consider taking a course from Lynda.com. The online training website has courses on grammar fundamentals, tips for press releases, writing emails, blog content, and more.
  • Draft This web-based writing software is like Google Docs but with a feature set more honed to improving the quality of your writing. In addition to allowing you to save and compare drafts of the same document, it has features for version control, connects to other cloud services, allows you to start drafts in many ways and from a number of places, and has an “Ask a professional” button that works like Uber for copy editing, according to the service.
  • Hemingway App If you ever feel like your writing tends to ramble or sometimes your meaning doesn’t quite get through as you chain multiple thoughts into single sentences, give Hemingway App a try. The goal is to make your writing as bold and clear and the service’s namesake by highlighting sentences, words, or phrases that need work.
  • Power Thesaurus This crowdsourced tool lets you see what others have rated as the best synonyms for the word you’re searching, search the results, and filter by part of speech, topics, or sounds.

Categories: Business tips
Tags: writing tips, business tips, tech tips


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George Sarran on 10/27/2016

Looking forward to using

David Davis on 10/24/2016

Let’s see the comments here…


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