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An editing tool uses powerful algorithms to compare your content with that of thousands of published authors. It finds where your writing is clunky or awkward and helps turn your prose into a dynamic, compelling piece that gets readers' attention.

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As an independent author, there's a long road from concept to publication. Enjoy the journey – it's a glorious trip, just take one step at a time.

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