Top 10 Best Editing Tools for Students
When you become a college student, the tolerance for spelling and grammar mistakes goes down significantly. Because of this, every college student needs at least one reliable editing tool to use as they are working on writing assignments or simply corresponding with instructors or other students. There are many tools that fit this purpose on the market today, however not all of them are the same. We’ve taken a look at some of the most widely used editing tools available, and come up with this top ten list for your convenience.
Grammarly can interface with your word processing software, email, or social media editors. It automatically fixes spelling and grammar issues, and provides you with suggestions on improving wording and sentence structure. You can also use Grammarly directly from their website, if you prefer not to install the app or pay the subscription fee. However, the features you have will be limited.
9. Spell Check Plus
If you use the free version of this tool, you can copy and paste in up to 2000 characters to be verified for spelling and grammar accuracy. Buy the tool and the 2000 character limit goes away. This is a great tool for those who simply want feedback on spelling and grammar without a lot of other unneeded features.
8. ProWriting Aid
This free editing tool is perfect for students in writing intensive classes. It identifies overuse of words, passive voice, clichés, and other things advanced writing students must avoid.
This is the first collaborative editor on our list. Quip users can edit and make changes to docs while simultaneously chatting with writing partners who also have access to the document.
Hemingway is a bare bones, yet very useful editing utility. It is named Hemingway because of the author’s fame for short sentences and ability to illustrate a point without using too many words. This app finds errors and makes helpful suggestions. It also rates your writing based on readability.
This is truly an editor for writers. No distractions here. Just you, the editor, and your own writing talents. This utility even features eye pleasing backgrounds and music to keep you focused while you work.
4. Google Docs
Intuitive editing, cloud storage, mobile friendly, collaborative, and accessible from anywhere, what more could anyone ask for? There’s no wonder that this is the app of choice for group projects and writing partners.
Don’t be fooled. This is much more than a feature rich note taking app. It is also a handy, portable editor that allows you to create a separate notebook for each writing project. Evernote also allows users to share documents for the purpose of collaboration. Pro users of this app recommend using it as your comprehensive note taking, editing, and collaboration tool as this is the best way to take full advantage of all the features.
The makers of Scribus have combined all of the features of a standard text editor with great page layout capabilities. This is perfect for students who need to ensure that their content is both accurate and well-designed. Scribus is an open source utility that is compatible with a variety of operating systems including Linux.
1. Writer Pro
Writer Pro is extremely mobile friendly and allows users to work in three different modes. These are note – great for quickly getting a thought down, write – which has more features, and edit – which is the richest in features. Writer Pro can be configured to send your work to your iCloud or dropbox storage. This means accessibility from anywhere.