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PaperRater

PaperRaterHow often have you read something so filed with jargon or business-ese that it’s nearly incomprehensible? When we write about something even slightly technical, we tend to write from our own extensive understanding of the subject. Pity our poor readers who don’t have a clue!

It’s not only writing in too technical a style that gets us in trouble. We might use excessively long or esoteric words and write at a grade level that’s too high for easy comprehension. And let’s face it: if our writing is incomprehensible, it’ll never make the sale.

There’s a pretty neat free service designed for term papers and other non-web writing that can still be helpful in evaluating your copy. It’s PaperRater. You copy and paste a page from your web site and it evaluates your writing on a staggering array of perspectives, from a plagiarism detector to spelling, grammar, word choice, style and vocabulary.

Check it out at www.PaperRater.com.

3 Comments
  1. Wow! Terrific! I used to belong to a “peer review” group that eventually faded away. I’m good but this should help make me better.
    Thanx,
    -J-

  2. This service should be needed from all fields of writing– copywriting, editing, content, everything. I agree with the points you made. Sometimes, we get too caught up trying to sound smart that we speak in almost cryptic terms. This should make any write-up better and be more concise.

  3. I agree with the points you made. Sometimes, we get too caught up trying to sound smart that we speak in almost cryptic terms. This should make any write-up better and be more concise.

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