Every writer wants to make sure that their writing is as good as it gets. There is a lot of competition and you want to get attention for what you do. Here are some tips and tools that will help you get the most out of whatever you do.
There are lots of online tools that will help you in the editing process. If you are trying to edit without them at the moment, then what you are doing is making your life difficult. Why do it when you can work in a very short time?
When it comes to editing tools, there is something for every editing job. If you need to hire a human editor, it is best for Upwork, UK Writing, Freelancer or Rated Writing.
If you want to do some of your editing yourself, it is always a good idea to get some help.
Try using Easy Word Count for Australian Help for the length of your pieces, or a heap of tools like plagiarism detectors and grammar guides.
The Internet gives you plenty of space where you can pick up the information you need, but remember to tread carefully. Not everything online is true, and you need a keen eye to tell you which sources you can use, and which you cannot.
Google has some useful tools that can be helpful. Google Trends lets you see what other people are looking for, and helps you choose the right language for the job. Think with Google is a research hub that collects good research from 14 industries, and can be useful to you.
Another good way to conduct research and seek content inspiration is to use social listening tools like Brand24. It collects relevant mentions in real time from across the Internet. Thanks for mentioning real-time, you will be inspired by new information for the first time. Here is an example of 3 mentions about content promotion:
If you feel like what you need, start a brand 24 trial to give it a whirl. It is completely free.
You will also need to note all that research. You can also tag each piece, so it is very easy to find when needed.
There is nothing wrong with using classic Microsoft Word to achieve your writing. It is still quick and clean to use, especially great for first drafts. There is even an online version that does your work to the cloud.
Maybe you need a device that takes you away from the distractions that can be found online. If so, try Calmly Writer or Stay Focus Tool, which you can use in your browser. If you are not sad, you can use the Dangerous Writing App. If you stop writing for three minutes or more, this tool will start deleting words.
Grammar is a difficult animal, but it is possible to tame it. Once you find the right tools to help you, you will find that you can remember the rules more easily and put in good quality content.
Hemingway Editor is a good tool to start with. Paste your work into it and it will mark the errors you have made so that you can start correcting them. There is also the Grammar Girl blog, which is a great resource if you are always grappling with the difference between ‘there’ and ‘their’.
More tools for content writers
The video shares some of the best tools for digital marketing, plus a free eBook full of apps that help you create compelling content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and more:
Get out of your comfort zone
It is hard to grow as a writer if you never get out there and try new things. Do you hate public speaking? Try to stand in an open mike night. Don’t like being dirty? Get out in the garden and start digging. If you are willing to step out of your comfort zone then you will learn a lot. You don’t have to do what you do, you just have to let him know.
Listen to other people’s experiences
Next time you’re at a dinner party, turn to the person next to you and ask them what they do as a hobby. Even if it is something you have never heard before, listen and take what he is saying. You will be surprised how much you can learn by doing this. Also, pay attention to conversations in public places. You will always be surprised to hear.
Everything you write will be meaningful if you are not authentic in what you do. Readers come to your blog to get real experiences and advice, so don’t hold them back. The more honest you are, the more they will respect you.
More Content Writing Tips!
This video shares even more tips that every content writer should already know:
Now you have these tips and tools, you should never write alone again