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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Publishing a book takes effort, so before you start, do a reality check: Do you have what it takes to make your blog a book?

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While a good, professional (human) editor is invaluable to your book – the purchase of manuscript editing software can be another prudent investment.

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Being a demanding self-editor is a must if you want to be the best writer you can be. What's the point of pouring weeks, months, or years into a manuscript, then settling for something other than your very best work?

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Editing software can't replace a human editor, but if you present him with a well-edited, highly-polished text, an editor will be able to focus on your content and ideas rather than your syntax and word choice.

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There has been a debate recently about whether an editing app can or should ever replace a human editor. The answer is a resounding NO. Writer’s need real, actual people to help them develop their ideas and tell their stories. That will never change. But there are some areas where an editing tool can, in my opinion, blow a human editor out of the water. You should think of it as a two step process: use the editing tool to improve the technical elements of your writing so that your human editor is freed up to focus on content and style.

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Like any craft, the beauty of writing lies in the creative process combined with the workmanship and joinery that lie beneath the surface. So writers, don’t panic! You’re not out of a job. Apple’s next major innovation is not going to be the iTolstoy. Please carry on writing wonderful stories for us to read. But, while a computer program can’t generate a compelling narrative or sympathetic characters, it might help make a good story even better. It's where technology can make a difference.

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