Content writers are always looking for tools that are free and easy to use. Having an editor, these days, has become a luxury. At WebCroppers, we pride ourselves on our grassroots approach to marketing and thought we’d share the 5 Tools for Editing Content that are easy to use, free, and can be incorporated for businesses small or large.
Top 5 Tools for Editing Content
Grammarly, this app comes in the form of a plug-in and is best used through Google Chrome. It is also available as an add-on for Firefox. If you have a time crunch and don’t have time to go through a chain of command to have your article edited for grammar mistakes, this is the perfect tool to leverage.
Hemingway App, this app takes it a few steps further in the editing process. Hemingway will highlight pieces of your article based on readability and will also keep a word counter. There is a free version as well as a paid version for the cool price of $20 which is a good investment if you have specific audience readability in mind. 45 million people in the United States are functionally illiterate and read below a 5th-grade level. That is a big chunk of people who would be disinterested in your content and should not be ignored.
Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator, if you are looking for generic topics use this tool. Type in three nouns – hit the generate button and pick one of them. If you pay close attention after you have generated the topics – look at the URL and you will see that Hubspot is utilizing a good SEO tactic of saving the nouns you input and cached the URI until you change your nouns (https://www.hubspot.com/blog-topic-generator#/noun1/noun2/noun3). This way – if you fill out their form on the bottom – Hubspot has an idea of what type of content you are writing about when they take you through their sales funnel or if you decide to share the results through social media.
Content Row does the same thing as Hubspot minus the attempt to capture you as a lead and offers quite a few more. Both of the tools seem to repeat so use them sparingly. If you want to take it a step further – just put in identical nouns and copy all the results, sort them in an Excel spreadsheet, dedupe them and save them for later use by simply swapping out the noun.
AlchemyLanguage, slightly more advanced and the free version is only good for very small businesses that are interested in analyzing pieces to make sure that they are good for press release companies such as PR News, which require a very monotone voice. There are API’s for larger companies to tap into in case you want to parse through your sale employees e-mails to better gauge customer experience. If your emails are written in an angry style – this could be hurting your sales funnel.
The 5 Tools for Editing Content are designed to help generate an idea, edit your work, and ensure that it’s readability appeals to a wide market of people. If you’re struggling with content creation then call the experts at WebCroppers.com.