Find inconsistencies in your writing

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Checking your writing for consistency is an important part of the editing process. Consistency is an important aspect of writing professionally. Our free copy editing software will check your writing for consistency of spelling, hyphenation, capitalisation, and more. If your document contains inconsistencies in spelling and usage, it will create a poor impression among readers who notice them. If you use 'colour' in one place but 'color' in another then people will notice this inconsistency in your writing.

Find spelling inconsistencies

There are over 1,700 spelling differences between UK english and US english, with Canadian english sitting somewhere precariously between the two. It is easy to mix spelling from the UK and the US. Our spelling consistency software automatically finds and highlights where you have used inconsistent spelling.

Find hyphenation inconsistencies

Inconsistent use of hyphenation can make a document appear less professional. If you use 'long-term' in one place later use 'long term' then this can reflect badly on your writing. Of course, it is not always a mistake to use a hyphen in one place but not in another. For instance 'long-term plan' and 'in the long term' would be correct. However these tend to be the exceptions rather than the rule. Our free hyphenation consistency checking software will highlight possible consistencies in your writing so that you can easily check for errors. Inconsistent use of hyphens is a very frequent error, over 60% of randomly sampled documents have some form of hyphenation inconsistency.

Find capitalisation inconsistencies

Some people like to argue about whether words like 'Yoga' should be capitalised or not, but what's sure is that capitalisation inconsistency reflects badly on your professionalism as a writer. Our capitalisation consistency software helps you to find and eliminate those annoying inconsistencies. Of course there are cases where this is valid, such as March and march, as a noun meaning the month or a verb done by the army, but these are the exceptions rather than the rules.

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  • Karen Lateiner says
    Re: consistency report. Double and single curly quotes are flagged, with no indication on the manuscript. On examination, all of my quoted material looks to be in order. Am I missing something?
    Posted On Jan 23, 2014 | 08:21
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    • Sonia Easley says
      I have the same question. I note it hasn't been answered. I don't know what "single curly quotes are in reference to straight quotes. ?
      Posted On Mar 03, 2017 | 11:35
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  • baprsDenise says
    No understanding why Consistency Report is having an issue with curly quotes. My story has to have them when people speak. Can someone please explain why?
    Posted On Sep 26, 2014 | 04:46
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  • Gin Hollan says
    This is my favourite of your reports. :-) It's amazing what a maze it can be, as a Canadian writer.
    Posted On Jul 18, 2015 | 01:18
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  • pkdrummond says
    What exactly is a "Curly/Smart Single Quote" or a "Curly/Smart Double Quote"? Just curious!
    Posted On Feb 16, 2017 | 09:45
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  • oliverpup10 says
    how di o quickly find initial ing words?
    Posted On Mar 31, 2017 | 05:05
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