Writing is hard for a lot of reasons. You need unique ideas, voice, and flow. With all of that to keep track of, the last thing you want to worry about is accidently typing the wrong letter. At this point, you’re possibly thinking, well that’s what my word processor’s spell check is for. To this, I say, “How wrong you are!” Ok, that’s a bit dramatic. You’re not entirely wrong. Spell check will catch some of the most basic spelling and grammar errors. But what if you’ve written “fat” when you really meant “fate”? For example, you may accidently write, “Death for the girl was coming. Seeing her fat was all she needed to know.” This differs drastically due to the typo and guess what, as I’m typing this, I see no squiggly red or green underlines. I run my writing through two different online editing tools to catch mistakes like this one. I use these tools before I do the most important edit, you know, the one with a real person. It is important to understand that no editing tool can replace editing done by a living, breathing human being. I also think that it’s important to mention that I am receiving no compensation for recommending these tools. I simply stumbled upon them and found them useful. Both are free to use and have made my editing a bit easier. I hope these online editing tools can help you too! Hover over the headings to give them a try.