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Find repeated and duplicate phrases

Jan 01, 0001

Ever get sick of a character who does the same thing over and over again, like frowning, smiling, grimacing, etc?   You can solve the problem by making sure you don't have too many repeated phrases in your manuscript.

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Average sentence length

Jan 01, 0001

Varying sentence length is an important feature of good writing. Some should be long and flowing; others, short and punchy. Passages in which all of the sentences are about the same length can appear boring. If you’ve ever sat in front of a piece of writing and wondered why it seems so boring, chances are if everything else seems right it's because all the sentences are the same length. Sentence length needs to ebb and flow like the tide. Clusters of sentences of the same length can make your writing tepid. Try counting the words in each sentence to see how they vary. If you spot a group of sentences of about the same length, try to vary them.

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Sticky sentence finder

Jan 01, 0001

Sticky sentences are ones containing a high percentage of glue words. Glue words are the 200 or so most common words in English (excluding the personal pronouns). Glue words are generally used to link nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives. Almost every document could benefit from a reduction in the number of glue words. ProWritingAid highlights sticky sentences to help you improve your writing. Hover over the sentence to see the percentage of glue words, and the glue words.

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Find vague and abstract words

Jan 01, 0001

Provides a list of possible vague or abstract words in your writing.

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Find Repeated Words and Phrases

Jan 01, 0001

Duplicating or repeating a word or phrase too quickly is an easy mistake to make. If you've just used a word then it will be active in your mind and so you can easily use it again without even realising. This is a key sign of an inexperienced writer, or not enough time spent on the editing phase! Although it can be an easy mistake to make it can be really difficult to spot.

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Find inconsistencies in your writing

Jan 01, 0001

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.

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More about our free writing editing tool

Jan 01, 0001

Pro Writing Aid is a free editing tool that is designed to help you improve your writing skills. Pro Writing Aid is used by everyone from students to professional authors. When you paste your text into the writing tool and click 'Analyze' it generates a set of reports that will help you improve your writing. If you have any feedback, or suggestions then please help us to help you by sending them to Feedback

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Commonly misspelled words

Jan 01, 0001

Common Misspelled Words Beginning with Letter A

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How to improve your thesis using our free thesis writing software

Jan 01, 0001

Your thesis or dissertation is one of the most important things that you will ever write. You spend so much time on your thesis it that it might be difficult to view it with an objective eye. This is why many people use a thesis editing service.

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Alliterations in tongue twisters

Jan 01, 0001

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

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Free Writer Software

Jan 01, 0001

ProWritingAid is totally free writer software. You can use our Free Editing Software to help you edit your writing. Editing your writing is often the hardest part about writing. Often you spend twice (or more) time editing your writing compared to actually writing it. Often it is very hard to edit your own writing, which is where our freed writer software comes into play. Our software gives writers an objective view of their work. It can scythe through the blindness that can come from being too close to your own work. Often you won't spot mistakes in your work because you are too close to it. You know what it should say so that's what you see, you just don't see the mistakes. That's why we advise that when you are editing your writing you take a step back. Leave your writing at least overnight until you edit it, and preferably a week, or even a month. With the time that has passed you will have a much more objective eye.

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Free Online Grammar Checker

Jan 01, 0001

Our Free Grammar Checker checks your text for errors in grammar and potential spelling errors, including homonym substitutions.

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List of Cliches

Jan 01, 0001

A Bad Egg,

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Generic Descriptions

Jan 01, 0001

Generic Descriptions are words like very, nice, and great. Descriptions using these words are generally considered to be not very powerful. You may gain value by rewriting these in a more powerful way.

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Sentiment Analysis of your writing

Jan 01, 0001

The sentiment report shows you how the sentiment varies through your writing. It works by identifying words that convey sentiment and measuring the magnitude of that sentiment. It then works out the average for each paragraph in your piece and shows you a histogram for easy viewing.

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Passive vs Active Voice in writing

Jan 01, 0001

What is the passive voice?

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Time-line of your Novel

Jan 01, 0001

The time report highlights any temporal references that you have made in your text. This can give you a good indication of the temporal flow of your writing as well as allowing you to check for any inconsistencies in the time-line of your novel.

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Increasing Your Freelance Work Portfolio

Jan 01, 0001

It goes without saying that to increase your chances of getting that dream job; you will need a dynamite portfolio to impress your potential employer or your client if you are self-employed. How do you go about doing this? There are several ways to do it, but first let's look at what a portfolio is and why it's important, for those of you that don't already know.

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Tips for improving your legal writing style

Jan 01, 0001

One of the greatest challenges facing law students is the need to learn to write in "legalese" - at first, this might seem like a whole other language.  With this explanation of legal writing, you'll be better prepared to make goals as you face the challenges that lie ahead.

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Writing for film and TV - Identifying with the audience

Jan 01, 0001

Points of identification – identifying with the audience

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