Prompts you when you’ve made a grammatical mistake. It can be a little buggy on sites like LinkedIn when it analyses slower than you can type and ends up putting your messages in the wrong order. You can exclude certain websites, so it’s still useful. Add Grammarly to Chrome, Word, Outlook and much more. Each week they send you a summary of your writing, which is fantastic until you see how much you’ve written that week!
Collaborate on documents. Often you’re not the only person working on a piece of content. See amendments in real-time.
Accessing your documents anywhere
8. Background sound
The atmosphere around you when you write is especially important. It’s hard to grow your creativity with people shouting around you. Likewise it’s often hard to think in dead silence. Choose music that helps you feel motivated and encourages creativity. I find film soundtracks to be very inspirational when I’m writing.
Basically, I’m not even joking but at the end of the day, the fact of the matter is, some of us use too may clichés. Use the jargon buster to check your copy for any of those phrases that will annoy or confuse your readers.
Keeping your readers reading your content
Removing business buzz words that you might be too familiar with
Check your website content for readability. Not just for blog posts, use Readable to review the content across your website.
Reviewing all of your content
12. Pen and paper
Sometimes it’s best to go back to basics. Get away from the screen and put pen to paper. I love jotting ideas in my notebook before committing to opening a ‘new document’ on Word. A blank page can be more daunting than scribbling on a piece of lined notebook paper.
Getting away from your screen
Scribbling your thoughts
Coming back to your ideas at another stage
Do you use any different tools? Please share – I’d love to add them to my personal toolkit!