Today, we don’t need to work at the office to earn decent revenue, we can work from home! Freelance writers have a great opportunity to enjoy work. They still have enough time for personal needs and the payment is great. You can work in your favorite cafe, at home on a rainy day, you can even travel and work as long as you take a PC!
But if you want to be a competitive and well-paid writer, you should consider optimizing your work. Luckily, there are tons of tools that can aid in creating quality content. Here are the most useful tools and apps that will make your texts better.
Most writers use Microsoft Word to write texts, correct? Yes, they do, and this is where they are wrong. Imagine a situation where you have to write several articles or one long article. And you accidentally spill coffee on your computer. Not too pleasant, right? That is nothing crucial as long as you immediately switch off your PC and unplug the charger. But you have no access to your document until you repair the PC.
And you know what is even worse? When you have no habit of clicking on a Save button now and then. In that case, you lose your document. Sure, you may restore the article, and in some cases, it works, but you still have to repair your PC. And that will take a while.
Google Docs is easy to use and has a similar design to one of Microsoft Word. But this is not the only benefit. It saves all the changes you make in a text as long as you have access to the Internet. If you spill coffee on your PC, it is not a problem. Log in to your Google account from your phone, tablet, another PC, and go to Google Disk, where you’ll find your file.
It’s a great app that aids in making your content less complicated. You’d think a text about csgo betting websites or pajamas can’t be too complicated. But that’s a mistake. The use of passive voice, too long sentences, unnecessary adverbs, etc., make texts hard to read. That’s when the Hemingway app comes in handy.
It’s easy to use, copy-paste a text, and the app will highlight all complicated sentences. It shows where you use passive voice, highlights adverbs, etc. It uses a “grade evaluation” – if you score Grade 5, it means your text is readable. Even 5th-grade students understand what you say. If you score 15, your article is too complicated. The app makes your articles readable and enjoyable.
If you want to sound smart, you have to write texts without mistakes. Grammarly is the app you need. It’s easy to forget a punctuation mark, use the wrong preposition, use passive voice. Grammarly is a simple app that fixes your mistake.
Insert your text, and on the right side, you see all mistakes you have made. You can click on mistakes to fix them. Grammarly has a free and premium version, available for Windows, Android, and iOS. A free version is enough to make your text readable and free of mistakes.
A great app for creating texts with visual aids. It has a simple design, and it’s easy to use it to create visual content. If you are working with social media, Canva will be your magic wand. It has thousands of templates, and you can come up with eye-catching posts.
Log in with your Google or Facebook account. Choose the account type. Proceed by choosing a template you like, for example, an Instagram post. You will find default designs, or you may upload your images. You can edit text, add music, visual effects, etc. It has free and paid versions.
Hemingway increases readability, but a Readable app brings you to a new level. The app highlights sentences and words that might need some changes. You may think your text is perfect, without typos and mistakes, but you might be wrong. Readable is easy to use. Insert the text you want to check and replace all complicated elements. The app even offers ways to improve the article to make your life easier.
It’s one of the easiest and most reliable tools that will make your article unique. Clients always want to receive unique articles, and Copyscape will help you with that. It’s easy to use the tool, it performs a simple and quick check of your article.
Upon completing the check, it will show whether your article has some non-unique fragments. In case you believe that your article is not unique, you may use Copyscape. The only disadvantage is its cost. Unlike other tools mentioned in this article, Copyscape is a paid service and it doesn’t even have a trial period.
You may be a writer, or you may be a writer offering SEO optimized texts. Of course, the second option is better for your revenue. If you offer SEO articles that will help your clients reach out to their target audience, you will gain better payments. It’s easy to write SEO optimized articles with the Keywords Everywhere Chrome extension.
It has simple guidelines explaining how to use the tool. With its help, you easily figure out what keywords are most frequently used and add them to your article. It requires a bit of brainstorming to figure out the most appropriate keywords, but Keywords Everywhere makes your life a lot easier.
It takes some time to master your writing skills. It’s also important to keep improving your writing technique and learn new ways of perfecting your skills. With these interesting tools and apps, it’s a lot easier to write perfect articles.
You can focus on the content of your articles, on interesting ideas. Whereas some of the above-mentioned tools will aid you in correcting your typos or various flaws you haven’t noticed.
Author Bio: Theresa Cofield is a freelance writer who has a love for creativity and a passion for helping others. She works as a blogger at csgobettingg.com where she covers the topics of esports and the gaming industry.
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