After using this free editing software, I was surprised to find I don’t have a big problem after all. Whether you choose to pay for your self-editing software or use a free version, remember that a program cannot replace a human being.
The great news is, after running your WIP through the programs and correcting all those errors, you may find you can afford a human editor after all.
That’s why I’m doing this round with free editing software.
Using software to help you edit your manuscript isn’t an easy cheat.
Picking the right manuscript editing software can be daunting.
Several packages exist, and they all have different features.Even the most genteel literary event can soon devolve into a fist-fight between fans of Scrivener and Ulysses (both of which cost around £27, US, AU).Microsoft Word is the default tool for many writers, but a subscription to Office 365 costs £59.99/US.99/AU per year for one user – pretty steep if you only need the word processing element.Writers tend to make a very big deal of their tools, whether those tools are delicate pens or ancient typewriters.Increasingly, though, they'll talk about their software.Like passive voice, I have a real fondness for sticky sentences, and this program finds those with ease. You can download a free demo version that lets you scan up to 20 documents before needing to pay .95 to do any more.There’s also the Pro Writing Aid Editing Tool paid version* with lots of extra goodies and they’ve recently come out with a download that works with Scrivener* files. I downloaded Cliche Cleaner because I always thought I had issues with using too many cliches.There are 3 memberships: Gold (1,000 words for ), Platinum (8,000 words for ) and Professional (100,000 words for 7).You get more goodies the more you spend, but if I’m going to spend that much money for my WIP, which usually amounts to 50,000 to 80,000 words, I think I’d rather hire a human being.Here we list the best 6 manuscript editing software packages on the market.We give you an overview of their features to help you choose the best.