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Monday, March 19, 2012

An Online Editing Aid

This tip is from my SharingwithWriters newsletter that often includes editing tips. Thought I should share it here, though. BTW, if you'd like to subscribe to the newsletter, send me an e-mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to HoJoNews (at) AOL (dot) com.

EDITING TIP: Besides The Frugal Editor (, here's another great tool that helps you let your computer be an editing aid instead of an editing detriment: Try

Let them explain for themselves what they do: "Welcome! EditMinion is a robotic copy editor that helps you refine your writing by finding common mistakes. To get started, you just paste a chapter of writing into a box on our Web site and click Edit! Don't paste too much or the script will stop responding. This is still very much in Beta and I'll be adding features as I come up with them. If you have suggestions, tweet @DrWicked or email Thanks!"  Thanks to my poetry partner, Magdalena Ball, for this tip.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults. and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success (How To Do It Frugally series of book for writers). Learn more about her other authors' aids at , where writers will find lists and other helps including Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog. She tweets writers' resources at . Please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:


Karen Cioffi said...

Great tip. I had this link already, but haven't tried it yet.

Thanks for sharing.

Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

Thanks Carolyn. I haven't tried it, but it's an interesting idea.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I think the longer this link is up, the more value it will be. They will learn from mistakes and from authors' needs. Thank you for dropping by!

NancyCL said...

Awesome! Thanks, much!

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