The Best Free Editing Tools for Writers

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It depends on what you write. Yet, these can help you analyse your style and patterns.

I have two blogs right now and my daily job is technical writing. I can say I’ve been using these tools constantly. I will probably extend the list as now I’m trying out Readable. I’ll let you know how that goes.

You may guess what my favourite apps are. Indeed, Grammarly and Hemingway Editor.


I’ve actually recently started using it. I kept getting lots of ads letting me know how much easier was going to make my life. It does. I have to admit, it does make it easier.

I pay attention to my spelling and sometimes double-check words on Google. We’ve all done it.

Once you use certain words often enough, your muscle memory will overcome your judgement. Your hands know where to go but not always in which order.

I once almost sent a “dyslexic” business e-mail, with “shit” instead of “this”. Same letters. Different business.

The basic features are free. There’s also a premium version available for some money.

Hemingway Editor

I felt like Archimedes when I stumbled upon this gem. I tend to write in long phrases, with lots of adverbs. This app helped me discover some of the patterns of my writing and correct them. It’s not 100% accurate and it tends to be a bit harsh on certain constructions. Yet, I love it. I used it to edit this very text. I used it on my makeup blog and at work.

The online version is free. Premium/on-premise version available on their website.

I haven’t bought any of them yet. I can’t say if it’s worth it. If you know, please share your experience with me! What other tools do you use?