I spend ages analyzing sentences and punctuation trying to look like I at least paid attention in school.
I am not worried about getting my work absolutely professional like a journalist, but I at least want my reviews to be pleasantly readable so people get the most from my experience.
After seeing me stress out way too many times over my writing, it was my girlfriend who suggested I look into getting some writing software like Whitesmoke to not just check my work, but also to help me develop as a writer and stop making silly school-boy errors.
I chose WhiteSmoke software primarily because it was very popular, had exceptional standout features, and was ranked 5th in the top 31 business ideas by CNN. And I must say I have been very impressed.
The software fully integrates with any text editor, which means it even checks your emails in Outlook and is compatible with Word, Powerpoint and any other place you choose to write.
For me the biggest advantage was the advanced grammar checker, as I felt that was where my writing was letting me down. I always got stuck on small annoying issues like whether or not to use a comma before “which”, or whether to use “is” or “are” when referring to a business name.
I also really appreciate the missing word detection. So often I look back over a piece of work in astonishment that I totally missed a word out of a sentence, and worse still didn’t pick it up on a second edit.
For non-native English speakers I can see how the program would benefit the learner hugely. The software is capable of detecting all common errors and provides self-improvement tips too.
By simply pressing F2 the program checks for basic and advanced grammar, spelling and sentence structuring mistakes. It also detects passive verbs, overused words and wordy phrases. There is also a handy translation feature with the 2011 version, and you get free automatic software updates.
Whitesmoke grammar software is an essential piece of kit for any person involved in writing.
Whether you are blogging, sending business correspondence or writing books or articles, you will certainly benefit from being able to write perfect English every time.
It has certainly helped me; can’t you tell by my immaculately written review 🙂 You can try the WhiteSmoke software on a trial version for free.