You may be a passionate blog writer or a freelancer. Then you may be very well conscious that how the article quality can affect the reputation of the blog and influence the traffic on the site. Blogger spend a lot of time to finalize the topic to be prepared to specifically target the audience, create multiple drafts, and re-write it each time. But the problem is that at the end, only very less time is spent on proofreading the material. As a professional blogger you may be aware, how important it is to meticulously proofread the article. It definitely affects the article quality
A professional blogger should definitely proofread the article since it affects material quality. This is a must particularly when English language is the non native language of the writer. Active-passive voice, different tenses and other grammatical mistakes are very common when non native writers write a passage for the first time. Usually writers write the material at a stretch and proof read the article at a later part. This method is preferred by most professional bloggers as it helps to keep the mind fresh and concentrate in writing. But even this method considerably reduces the error in the article and makes it look professional.
The following aspects should be kept in view while you are proofreading an article
• You should definitely take a break before you start your proof reading. You should definitely take at least an hour break or preferably proofread the next day.
• You should try to look for a serene place for proof reading so as not to lose your attention.
• Always try to read aloud so as to figure out easily what is wrong in the sentence structure.
• And while editing if you come across some errors, try to correct it there itself than waiting for the completion of the document.
• Use professionally available proof reading tools to make your work exquisite.
There are lots of proofreading tools available online and I prefer using those. I make use of proofreading packages as it helps me detect the errors in the article ghastly and enables me to easily correct them. But it is always important to personally read the article even if you apply professional tools or not. Because it will help you to find out sentence errors and or grammatical errors not detected by the tool if any. I am giving you a list of 5 professional web based proofreading packages which will considerably improve material quality. But bear in mind that none of these tools are 100% accurate in strict sense. So just use it as an intermediate medium to proof read your articles and don’t be fully dependent on it.
Proof reading packages available online.
Polishmywriting is one of the famous online proofreading tools. It detects the errors in passages and highlights the errors in 3 diverse colors. Red color is for indicating spelling mistakes. Blue color indicates suggestions regarding style. Green color mainly indicates grammatical errors. It also gives detailed suggestions on active/passive voice which is a unique feature of the tool. Results are displayed in a simple format so that you can easily go through the results.
Another professional online proof reading tool is Ginger. The site works almost like Polishmywriting in many aspects. It additionally gives error indications like using “a” & “an”. Polishmywriting usually don’t highlight errors related to has, have, an & a. So using Ginger will definitely give you an advantage in this direction. There is also an add-on available for Ginger that will help you to proof read documents in a much simple fashion.
Another popular tool available online is Slick Write. The tools give a very precise and detailed note on all the errors in the document. But one problem is that you should not be in a hurry while using this tool. It also gives a research of the article which lists filler words, adverbs, uncommonly used words, phrases, prepositions, passively used words and a lot more. It is a very good way to keep track of how you improve your article writing capabilities.
Another notable tool in this category is Paper Rater. It helps you to isolate grammar mistakes and errors related to sentence styles. It also does additional check on your article and gives you overall rating including vocabulary, style and word choice. One negative aspect with this tool is that it asks for some irrelevant details like article title, education background of the author, category of the paper and other conditions related to paper. But overall my suggestion is that it is a site worth to try for once.
Spellchecker is another tool available for proof reading. It is comparatively different from the tools mentioned so far. It analyses your material in multiple languages & come out with wonderful points. It also checks the spelling for the whole article one by one. It is one of the typical applications useful for small bloggers.
Even though lots of tools are available for online proofreading, nothing will match the manual way of proofreading. Anyhow these tools can always help you to accomplish your job professionally and very easily find out spelling mistakes and other grammatical errors in the document. Also make a mental note on the sort of mistakes you commit while writing an article and should try to avoid these mistakes while writing.