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Post by RonfarZ3 » Wed May 18, 2016 12:51 am

Ran across this article and I thought the two sites looked like they might be useful. Honestly, I just want something that does a better job of telling me what's wrong with my writing than Microsoft Word does. That way I can "find" and fix what's wrong before sending it out to beta readers and editors.

So, has anyone used Grammarly? How about Tone Analyzer?

Are there other, better online resources for this kind of service out there?
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Post by JL Zenor » Wed May 18, 2016 1:40 am

I haven't used any of those types of services. I don't trust computers to know how to speak properly. :P
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Post by Brittany Thurman » Wed May 18, 2016 1:51 am

I just did a whole research project over this very topic! I completed a test analyzing Grammarly, Ginger, and Microsoft Word. General findings: Grammarly and Ginger are better than Microsoft Word, but I wouldn't recommend relying on them too completely--they tend to lack the ability to pick out contextual issues very well.

Here's a graph showing the types of percentages of errors the various software caught:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/foq38vka2swvv ... 6.png?dl=0

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Post by JL Zenor » Wed May 18, 2016 2:25 am

Nice chart. That's the kind of reply that Ben likes. :D
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Post by RonfarZ3 » Wed May 18, 2016 4:17 am

Yes, that was quite insightful. I recognize that my readers and I can figure out the context, it's more the stuff that you get numb to (finding redundant words and questionable style choices) that I'd want a computer to do at least a cursory check on.
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