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antimatter's avatar

Any recommendations for proof reading software?

Asked by antimatter (4236 points ) December 30th, 2013

I wrote a short story and would like to publish it, but English is not my first language. Surfing the web I found a website that promote proofreading software, to check the grammar ext. The problem is you have to pay a monthly fee and you got to subscribe for a year. I don’t need it because I only want to use it once and paying for the rest of the year would be a waste of money.

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zenvelo's avatar

I would not use such software, because proof reading software does not know what you are trying to say, and may change things enough to change the meaning.

And a waste of money if you have to pay a monthly fee. Better to find someone near you that can read it for you.

ibstubro's avatar

How long is the short story?

I’ve seen other members post here for editing, or ask for volunteers.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Word 2013 has a proofing tool for me, and I think that’s enough. I only rely on a proofing tool when I’m uncertain about the spelling. As for grammar, I think I can handle it myself.

By the way, if you need editing, feel free to PM me your short story. I’ll try my best to help you.

Seek's avatar

Nudge nudge, some of our Jellies are freelance editors.

Carly's avatar

I’m an editor :)

I charge $10/page for proofreading (technical edits only), but $20/page for full editing (which includes feedback and full sentence restructuring if needed). This is for double-spaced work.

PM me if you’re interested. I have a degree in English, with a focus in Creative Writing.

Leadr1's avatar

I am using a software with the name of GINGER. You can also use this and i am hopeful it will help you.

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