Grammar and spelling mistakes happen even to the best of us. That is why it is always recommended to scan and double-check your texts for possible errors. Using software tools can be very helpful because they reduce time spent on checking your work and increase your chances of catching the mistakes. The software will also pick up mistakes that you might have overlooked when editing your writing.
Here are the three best online tools that can help you hunt down and fix the grammar and spelling errors in your writing.
PaperRater is a great free online tool that can help you find and edit spelling and grammar errors. When using it, first, you need to select the education level of the writer and what type of paper you are writing. There is also an additional functionality of plagiarism detection which can be very helpful for teachers reviewing their students’ assignments.
Spellcheckplus is a very advanced tool for checking grammar. It can help you detect grammar errors which are really hard to spot. One, shortcoming is that the maximum text size for the tool is 2,000 words. Therefore, if you have written a longer article or paper, you are going to have to paste your text into the box and check it slowly, 2,000 words at a time.
After the Deadline is an easy-to-use tool that can spot spelling and grammar errors and give style suggestions as well. It is available as both a Firefox and Chrome add-on, and also as an OpenOffice extension.