It doesn’t matter if you are a novelist, a non-fiction writer or even a blogger. Your first draft is bound to be less than perfect and it gets better with more editing. A problem is that you may not always have the resources to use professional editing service. An alternative is to use book editing software which is less expensive than human editors.
What follows is the most popular and widely used book editing software. They are all online software that you can use without installing anything on your computer.
The software claims that it can make 10 times more mistakes than built-in correction tool of word processors. It also checks whether your writing is free from plagiarism.
Grammarly costs $29.95 per month, $59.95 per quarter and $139.95 per year.
Autocrit is an editing tool aimed at fiction writing with major features like checking slow pacing, overused words and cliches. Autocrit offers free service with limited use. Paid annual memberships range from $47 to $117.
Prowritingaid looks not much different from the above-mentioned two software. It checks gramatical and vocabulary errors just like them. However, it excels them in one respect. You can check your texts without sign-up with email whereas Autocrit and Grammarly requires registration for free trial. 1 year membership of Prowritingaid costs $35.
Editminion is absolutely free. As such, its features are quite limited compared to other software in this list. It seems good for basic editing but if you need more features such as suggested replacements for your errors or mistakes, you would have to look other software in this post.