Hi, WA friends.

As a blogger, I am highly interested in improving my writing and creating high-quality contents.

I believe that everyone in WA community has the same wish as me.

To me, writing can be compared to working out in a gym.

With the right equipment and an excellent training coach, I think that writing can be improved slowly but steadily. I am not planning to over-rely on this kind of tool. Still, there might be some tools which are quite beneficial for the bloggers like us.

So, I want to ask help from my WA friends.

Can you recommend some effective tools for creating a high-quality document?

I learned that there are several tools such as Grammarly. I have used its free version and learned that it is not too bad but not too great either. How about the pad version (Premium) of it? Anyone has used it? If so, can you please share your thought on it?

If you can recommend some other tools, please let me know.

If you have totally different thought on these tools such as "they are not recommended at all", please let me know. I love to hear your valuable thought.

Thank you in advance.

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nathaniell Premium
Personally, I don't use writing tools. They can definitely help with grammar, but I don't think they can help with style.

I like to think about which websites I enjoy reading, and why. When I read a blog post from top to bottom, I go back and look at what they did to make it readable. Images? Paragraph size? Headings? Infographics? Table of contents?

Reading online is not just about getting perfect content. It's a multimedia experience, and style points are worth a lot.
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TheCatherine Premium
Good point Nathaniel
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JasonKang Premium
Good point.
Thank you for your considerate answer.
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DMahen1 Premium
I use Dragon Dictate and ProWriting Aid
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JasonKang Premium
Thank you sharing.
I will check these two tools.
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NickSkellern Premium
I use Grammarly, which I find to be excellent. It can be used as a free version.
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NickSkellern Premium
I started with the free version of Grammarly and continued to turn down their requests to go to a Premium subscription for three months. I was then offered a full year Premium Subscription for $49.95, which is great value. Something to consider.
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JasonKang Premium
$49.95 /year is of a great value.
Thank you for sharing.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I also sent you this in a private message. As a professional writer and proofreader, I use the premium version of Grammarly. It costs $59.95 per quarter. The main benefit to me is that it has an excellent plagiarism checker, detailing the exact percentage of copied material, and the website it came from.

As regards writing, you can swap between different styles such as academic, business, creative, casual etc.

Premium grammar checks include word choice, passive voice misuse, punctuation in compound sentences, wordy sentences, inconsistent capitalisation, incorrect antecedent etc.

I personally feel its worth every penny, and I use it all day, every day! However, for a more casual writer who sticks consistently to the same style and doesn't write complex material, it may not be necessary.
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JasonKang Premium
Thank you for your feedback, Diane.
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TheCatherine Premium
The two tools I use are DRAGON DICTATE 15 and grammarly the paid version
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JasonKang Premium
I will also consider DRAGON DICTATE.
Thank you for your thought.
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