Writing. It comes easy to some and not at all to others. Which camp are you in? Most people can write but struggle to write well. Add scale to the mix (volume, word count, time) and writing can become an impossible task.
Thankfully, there are writing tools that can help out. Writing tools can help you produce your very best work and manage your writing projects easier. The best writing tools solve a problem, and we have 3 great tools in mind.
Here are the top 3 writing tools in 2021:
Tool #1 – Write Manage
Write Manage is a writing management tool with a difference – it’s specifically designed for managing multiple writers and coordinating projects. It’s a writer and content management system that centralises workflow to make life easier.
How is it used?
Write Manage is used by content agencies, marketers, bloggers, YouTubers and brands to manage freelance writers and make sure projects get done.
It is also used as a replacement for freelancer platforms. When you find a writer you like, you can add them as a user and assign orders to them in Write Manage. This saves money since most freelance platforms add a 20-30% commission.
The system is mobile friendly and extremely simple to use. There are regular upgrades to the system and the platform is very active with live-chat providing 24/7 support. There are no long ticket queues. Support is available very quickly.
- Centralise work – throw all your projects in one place
- Manage writers – fully automated email alerts and notifications
- List tasks – assign writers or let writers choose their own tasks
- Writer suggestions – let writers suggest titles and ideas for you
- On the cloud – communication and attachments on one platform
- 24/7 support – live chat and 24-hour email response
- Simple interface – easy to use across all devices and environments
- Affordable – £10 per month for unlimited titles, unlimited projects and 2 writers. £30 per month for 5 writers. £90 per month for 20 writers.
If you outsource content production or run a writing agency, you can use Write Manage to list orders and assign writers. Writers get alerted to projects, take them on, and deliver the finished product in the Write Manage dashboard.
Tool #2 – Grammarly
Grammarly is a writing and editorial assistant that analyses your writing for correctness (word choice, spelling, grammar) and clarity (wordy sentences and phrases). This writing tool is used by professional writers to improve content quality.
There are three versions of Grammarly:
Grammarly Free analyses writing for correctness and clarity only.
Grammarly Premium analyses writing for correctness, clarity, engagement and delivery. This version is for individual, professional writers.
Grammarly Business analyses the same things as Grammarly Premium but has a centralised dashboard for businesses with teams of 3 to 149 people.
How is it used?
Grammarly is most often used as an editorial tool to check written content for grammar, spelling and sentence choices. Writers do not normally write in Grammarly but instead use it as a real-time editor and copy and paste tool for final editing.
Grammarly is available as a desktop app for copy and paste editing.
Grammarly for Microsoft Office lets you use Grammarly while you’re writing Word documents or Outlook emails on Windows.
Grammarly is available as an app for iPhone and iPad and Android devices. These apps replace your keyboard with Grammarly Keyboard.
Grammarly is also available as a browser extension. This works in most text editors, including Google Docs and Gmail. It’s extremely useful for bloggers because it checks writing in online editors like the WordPress editor and Shopify editor.
Tool #3 – ProWritingAid
ProWritingAid is a writing and editorial assistant pitched at professional writers, authors and novelists. It tends to pick up on more complex issues than Grammarly and has 3 useful features that may sway you toward it:
- Word Explorer
This lets you search a word for synonyms, antonyms, contextual relations, rhymes, collocations and more within the editor.
- Writing Reports
These analyse your writing for style, stickiness, repetition, readability, pronouns, pacing, dialogue, context, alliteration and more.
- Data Visualisation
Charts and graphs allow you to see your writing in a whole new way. Use pie charts and bar charts to identify areas of improvement.
Unlike Grammarly, there’s no free version or tiered system for this writing software.
There’s only one version of ProWritingAid which is available in a choice of three subscriptions — the monthly subscription is £20.00 per month while a yearly subscription is £79.00. A lifetime subscription costs £399.00.
How is it used?
ProWritingAid is mostly used as a real-time editor in Microsoft Word and Google Docs since it integrates perfectly with these tools.
ProWritingAid offers integrations for:
- Microsoft Word
- Google Chrome
- Google Docs
- Scrivener, Open Office and Other Formats
You can find out more about their integrations here. Unfortunately, there’s no iPhone, iPad or Android app. It’s a writing tool for desktop and browser only.
- Date - March 4, 2021